African superstar Rema made another historic feat on October 30, 2023, when he became the first African singer to perform at the Ballon d’Or Awards, an annual ceremony organised by the France Football Federation to honour the best players in the world.
At the event in Paris, Rema entertained the guests which included superstar footballers from all around the world to his hit single ‘Calm Down’ , a spectacular performance that had the entire crowd on their feet dancing and singing along.
Rema’s performance was a celebration of African music and culture, and it was a proud moment for all Africans. In a post on his social media accounts, Rema stated that it was a great honour for him to take Afrobeats to the global stage while giving gratitude to God for grace.
With his performance at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Rema joins Davido and Burna Boy as Nigerian artists to have performed at some of football’s biggest stages.