MTV VMAs 2023: Rema and Selena Gomez’s ‘Calm Down’ Wins First Best Afrobeats Award

Nigerian music artiste, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema has made history by emerging as the winner of the first-ever Best Afrobeats award at the MTV Video Music Awards held in, New Jersey, United States, on Tuesday.

Rema won this award for his collaborative track ‘Calm Down,’ featuring international star Selena Gomez.

The nominees for the Best Afrobeats category included Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido featuring Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid featuring Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana.’

Rema’s win marks a significant moment in Afrobeats’ global recognition.

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