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Rema Beats Davido, Wizkid To Become First Winner Of The MTV Best Afrobeats Song Of The Year Award Category



Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeats star Divine Ikubor, popularly known in the entertainment industry as Rema, was declared winner of the first Best Afrobeats award at the MTV Video Music Award in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America on Tuesday 12 September, 2023.

The MAVIN Music signee won for his collaborative effort with International music diva Selena Gomez on the record ‘Calm Down.’

Organisers of the award ceremony unveiled the best afrobeats category in the 2023 edition.

Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ hit song was nominated alongside Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido feat Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid feat Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana.

The recent feat makes Rema the first musician to emerge as a winner of the award category in line with its recent inclusion in the award scheme.

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