REMA has declared himself the future of Afrobeats.
REMA has been doing good for himself, he bagged 3 Awards during the 2023 Headies Awards ceremony.
In a confident assertion, Nigerian pop singer Divine Ikubor, widely recognized as Rema, proclaimed himself as the future of the Afrobeats genre during the 2023 Headies Awards ceremony.
The awards ceremony took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, United States, where Rema received three awards, including Best Male Artist, Digital Artiste of the Year, and African Artiste of the Year.
While accepting the award for Best Male Artiste of the Year, Rema emphasized the significance of supporting the institutions that contribute to an artist’s success, including media houses and award organizers.
He stressed the importance of nurturing these institutions during the current sensitive period in the music industry.
Rema’s words echoed his belief in the potential of the Afrobeats genre, asserting that regardless of subgenres like Afrorave and others, artists within the Afrobeats community would eventually converge at the Afrobeats awards.
He drew parallels with the history of Reggae music, which had previously undergone similar developments.
It’s worth noting that Rema wasn’t the sole big winner of the evening.
Grammy award-winning artist Burna Boy also secured three awards, including Afrobeats Single of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Last Last”), and Best R&B Single (for “For My Hand,” featuring Ed Sheeran).
Furthermore, Selena Gomez, who collaborated with Rema on the global hit “Calm Down,” was honored as the International Artiste of the Year, while Director K, responsible for the music video of the “Calm Down” remix, received the award for Best Music Video.