In a historic moment for the Nigerian entertainment industry, Nigerian singer Remahas clinched the inaugural Best Afrobeats award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. This win not only solidifies his global influence but also highlights the genre’s rising prominence on the world stage.
Rema’s chart-topping hit “Calm Down”, a collaboration with American singer Selena Gomez, was instrumental in securing this prestigious award. The song has been a massive hit, resonating with fans across the globe and further cementing Afrobeats’ position in the international music scene.
The Best Afrobeats award is a new category unveiled for the 2023 ceremony, designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African artists to the global music industry. Rema’s win in this category is particularly significant as he becomes the first African artist to win this award.
In a fiercely contested category, Rema triumphed over other Afrobeats contemporaries like Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy. This victory is a testament to his exceptional talent and the growing appeal of Afrobeats music.
This landmark achievement is a win for the Nigerian entertainment industry, demonstrating its capacity to produce world-class talent capable of competing on an international stage. It also underscores the increasing global recognition and appreciation of Afrobeats, marking a new chapter in its evolution.
As we celebrate Rema’s groundbreaking achievement, we look forward to seeing more Nigerian artists making their mark on the global stage, further elevating the status of Afrobeats in the international music industry.