Rema, the talented afrobeat star, electrified the 44th “Brit Award Ceremony” with his dynamic performance at the BRIT Awards. Taking the stage on Saturday night, March 2, 2024, Rema delivered a captivating rendition of his nominated song, “Calm Down” leaving the audience mesmerized and clamoring for more.

Despite the anticipation leading up to his performance, Rema displayed cool confidence, brushing off any pre-show nerves with a simple yet powerful statement: “I wrote ‘Calm Down,’ I’m not nervous.” This assurance was evident in his unique stage presence and energetic delivery, captivating the crowd from start to finish.

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Rema’s attention to detail was felt during his performance. Bringing his own set designers to curate a visually stunning backdrop, he ensured that every aspect of his performance was a feast for the senses.

As only the second African artist to perform at the prestigious event, following in the footsteps of Burna Boy in 2018, Rema’s presence symbolized a new high in the genre’s journey to global recognition.

However, what sets Rema apart is not only his performance but also his history as the first African artist to be specifically billed as a performer on the BRITs stage. The afrobeat star was announced on X with the award page saying:

Stay calm; @heisrema will be performing at the #BRITs 2024. Let’s gooooooo.

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With his infectious energy, undeniable talent, and unwavering confidence, Rema continues to make waves in the music industry. His performance at the BRIT Awards represents another win for Afrobeat. The show, held at the famous O2 Arena with a capacity of 20,000, wasn’t new to Rema, as he hosted his concert there in November 2023. He performed a medley of his hits and made sure everyone went home with an unforgettable performance and a night to remember.

The afrobeat star, who was nominated for “International Song of the Year” at the BRITs for his song “Calm Down,” lost the award to Miley Cyrus’ “Flower.” However, Rema wasn’t the only afrobeat star nominated at the BRITs. Asake and Burna boy were also nominated in the “International Artist of the Year” category but lost to SZA, who won the BRITs award for the first time in her career.

The Mavin star, whose label recently signed a collaboration with Universal Music, graced the stage alongside international artists like Dua Lipa, RAYE, Becky Hill with Chase & Status, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Jungle, Tate McRae, and Kylie Minogue. Rema’s presence among these global talents shows the growing influence and recognition of afrobeat on the world stage.

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By: Hilary Nwachukwu

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