Rema: Nigerian Afrobeats Star To Share 2023 MTV EMA’s Stage With David Guetta, Jung Kook, Others

BY JO Mensah October 18, 2023 12:30 PM EDT
Rema will be performing at the MTV EMAs in Paris Photo source: Instagram/@heisrema

Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Rema will perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Paris.

MTV revealed the list of performers at the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). Rema was listed for th ceremony which will be held on November 5 at the Paris Nord Villepinte. He will be sharing the stage with Anne-Marie, Coi Leray, David Guetta, and Jung Kook, among others.

This much-anticipated performance marks a significant milestone in Rema’s career and underlines his growing influence on the world stage.

Rema’s MTV EMAs performance will fly Afrobeats flag high

The MTV EMA is a prestigious platform that celebrates and honours exceptional musical talent from around the world. Rema’s inclusion in this year’s lineup speaks volumes about his remarkable achievements and the global impact of Afrobeats music.

As Rema prepares to take the stage at the MTV EMAs, fans and music enthusiasts can expect a showstopping performance that further solidifies his status as a global musical force. This appearance is a reflection of his extraordinary journey from a young, talented artist in Nigeria to a world-renowned sensation.

Rema is taking the world by storm

The Nigerian star has taken the international music scene by storm with his hit track Calm Down, featuring Selena Gomez. This chart-topping collaboration has become the anthem of the year, and Rema shows no signs of slowing down. The young artist has been on a winning streak this year, releasing his highly-anticipated album Rave & Roses Ultra, which has received immense praise from fans and critics alike. The album showcases Rema’s versatility and his ability to fuse various music genres, all while maintaining a distinct Afrobeats flavour.

One track that stands out on Rave & Roses Ultra is Charm, a fan favourite that has garnered millions of streams worldwide. The infectious rhythm and catchy lyrics have made it a staple on playlists around the globe, further solidifying Rema’s reputation as an international music icon.

He was recently featured on American rapper Ice Spice’s Pretty Girls.

MTV EMA 2023: Davido, Asake, Rema, others nominated for new Afrobeats category

Meanwhile, Rema will not only be performing at the MTV EMAs but will have a chance to win an award.

As previously reported, Afrobeats artistes will have their shine on the awards night. The genre has been added as one of the categories for prestigious awards for the first time.

Organizers of the prestigious event announced the introduction of Afrobeats as they released nominations for the awards.

The nominees in the maiden edition of the category are French superstar, Aya Nakamura, and Nigerian singers, Asake, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido and Rema.