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Rema’s Calm Down makes Afrobeats history in the US

Rema’s “Calm Down” is now the most-streamed Afrobeats song in the US.

Rema’s “Calm Down” is now the most-streamed Afrobeats song in the US. The music monitoring platform, Chart Data, said on X that the song has become “the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over one billion on-demand streams in the US”. Last year, Chart Data had already described “Calm Down” as the most successful […]

Mavin Records celebrates 12 years Anniversary

Mavin Records was founded in 2012 by Don Jazzy as a beacon of creativity and talent in the African music scene. Building on the legacy of the now-defunct Mo Hits Records, Don Jazzy’s vision for the future of Afrobeat took flight, propelling Mavin Records to unprecedented heights. Mavin Records has been a breeding ground for some […]

Rema, Burna Boy, Asake lose out on Brit Awards

The 44th edition of the Brit Awards ceremony presented by British Phonographic Industry (BPI) was held at the weekend, at the O2 Arena in London. Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Asake lost the Best International Artist category to American R&B superstar SZA. Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ nominated for the International Song of the Year lost to […]

Burna Boy, Asake, Rema, Tyla, nominated for 2024 Brit Awards

African music is experiencing rapid international recognition, with the superstars behind this global exportation enjoying both commercial success and critical acclaim. International superstars Burna Boy, Asake, Tyla and Rema have all earned nominations for the 2024 Brit Award. Burna Boy and Asake received nominations in the Best International Artist category, competing with American superstars Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA, […]

Asake, Rema, Nicki Minaj to Headline 2024 Afro Nation Festival

Rema, Asake, and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners for the 2024 Afro Nation festival, set to hold from June 26 to 28 in Algarve Portimao, Portugal. The organisers, via a post on X on Monday, unveiled the three music stars along with a list of notable artistes slated to perform at the event. The […]

Rema Cancels December Shows For Health Reasons

Years of touring have taken their toll on Nigerian singer Rema, who says he is now cancelling all performances in December to focus on his health. The Afrobeats star announced the decision on Wednesday on Instagram, saying it “breaks my heart.” “I need time to recuperate,” he told fans, promising, “2024, we go again.” The […]

Burna Boy, Rema Win At The 2023 Billboard Music Awards 

At the 2023 BBMA, Burna Boy and Rema took home the inaugural titles for Best Afrobeats Act and Best Afrobeats Song, respectively, for the song “Calm Down” featuring Selena Gomez. Full winners list: Top Artist Drake Luke Combs Morgan Wallen SZA WINNER: Taylor Swift Top New Artist Bailey Zimmerman Ice Spice Jelly Roll Peso Pluma […]

Rema Wins Best African Artist At The 2023 MTV EMAs

Rema wins the Best African artist title at the 2023 MTV EMAs over other superstars including Davido and Burna Boy. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were the highest winners as they won 3 awards respectively. The 2023 MTV EMAs ceremony which was scheduled for Paris has earlier been cancelled for what organisers said was a […]