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Rema beats Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido to win ‘Best Afrobeats’ award at MTV VMA 2023

Rema won the category with his chart-topping collaborative track ‘Calm Down’ featuring American pop star Selena Gomez.

• September 13, 2023
Rema and Burna boy
Rema and Burna boy

Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, has beaten fellow superstar singers Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid to win the ‘Best Afrobeats’ award at the MTV VMA 2023.

Rema won the category with his chart-topping collaborative track ‘Calm Down’ featuring American pop star Selena Gomez.

The Mavin Records singer’s track was up against Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty’, Wizkid’s ‘2 Sugar’ featuring Ayra Starr, Davido’s ‘Unavailable’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’, Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana’, and Libianca’s ‘People’.

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards was held in Newark, New Jersey, USA, on a Tuesday evening.

Organisers of the 2023 edition of the award introduced a new category in recognition of Afrobeats.

Rema recently achieved a significant milestone by joining Spotify’s prestigious ‘Billions Club’ to acknowledge the artiste accumulating over one billion streams for the track featuring Selena Gomez.

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