Rema’s second in the ‘Calm Down’ song, Selena Gomez, quickly sent her love to Nigeria, where she was received with open arms. At the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in 2023, Rema was recognized as the deserving recipient of the award for Best Afrobeats.
Rema created history when he was victorious over the other candidates nominated alongside him.
Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido feat. Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid ft. Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana’ all made the list, but Rema beat them all.
Despite this, Selena Gomez quickly thanked Rema for the chance to work together shortly after she had been presented with the prize. She expressed her joy at the prospect of working with Rema. She had a lot of love and respect for the people of Nigeria and sent it all there.
The words that came out of her mouth were, “Thank you so much for believing in me and choosing me to be a part of an incredible song that broke records.”
“I would like to thank everyone for listening and streaming. I want to express my gratitude by sending lots of love to Nigeria.
To refresh your memory, this is what Rema had to say about working on the song before they won the VMAs: Rema explained to Pitchfork that the song “Calm Down” is about the circumstances that led her to find love at the time the song was written. “It all started at a party where I noticed a female who was different from the other girls around, so I decided to take a chance on her. We talked and danced, but her buddies wouldn’t let me get any closer, ruining the vibe. However, when they left, when it was just the two of us, we kept in touch and hit it off.