Rema emerges as the inaugural winner of the Best Afrobeats Award at the 2023 MTV Awards, surpassing competition from Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid


Nigerian music sensation Divine Ikubor, who is widely recognized as Rema, clinched the inaugural Best Afrobeats accolade at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards held in Newark, New Jersey, USA, on Tuesday.

Rema’s victory stemmed from his collaborative work with international superstar Selena Gomez on the track titled ‘Calm Down.’

This new category was introduced by the event organizers for the 2023 edition of the awards.

In the running alongside Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ were other notable nominations, including Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido featuring Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid featuring Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana.'”


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