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Rema Performs “Calm Down” at the 2023 Ballon d’Or

Afrorave artist, Divine Ikubor, professionally known as Rema gave an electrifying performance at the 2023 Ballon d’Or event.

Rema has had an enjoyable 2023 with the success of his hit single “Calm Down”. “Calm Down” has topped multiple charts in many countries and also won numerous awards.

The 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony was held on October 31, 2023, in Paris at the Theatre du Chatelet. It was organised by the France Football Federation. Important guests and high-profile footballers graced the occasion.

The talented singer is the first Afrobeats artist to ever perform at a Ballon d’Or ceremony. This is a noteworthy and remarkable feat for any artist in the music industry. He joins artists like Davido and Burna Boy who have also performed at big football stages.

Rema, via his Instagram page, thanked the Almighty for grace and stated that it was a great honour to have performed at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, thereby taking Afrobeats to a global space.

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He wrote, “Afrobeat for Ballon d’Or, I’m truly grateful for the opportunity. Glory to the most high for grace”.

The 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony is the second sporting event stage that Rema performed on in 2023. The first was his performance at the NBA All-Star Game.

The sensational artist has taken his global relevance to a higher level as he thrills the audience at the Ballon d’Or Awards with his melodious tune.

Though there have been some controversies about Rema shunning football superstar Messi. Rema, at the ceremony, shared handshakes with football stars like Bernardo Sylvia, Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland but missed Lionel Messi before going back to the stage. Netizens have argued about whether the artist did it intentionally or it was an oversight.

Rema’s new EP, Ravage, has also been making waves as it is a testament to his success.

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