Rema Makes History: First African Artist to Win Prestigious Chinese Music Award
Nigerian music sensation, Divine Ikubor, widely known as Rema, has etched his name in the annals of music history by becoming the first African artist to clinch a coveted Chinese music award.
Rema achieved this remarkable milestone with his hit track ‘Calm Down’ remix, featuring American superstar Selena Gomez, which secured the prestigious title of Best Collaboration of the Year at the esteemed 2024 Hito Music Award in the Republic of China.
The award ceremony, organized by Hit FM Taiwan and hosted by DJ Andy, witnessed Rema’s triumphant moment as he stood among international luminaries, cementing his status as a global musical icon.
By clinching this accolade, Rema joins an exclusive league of international artists, alongside renowned American and British musicians, who have been honored at the prestigious Taiwanese award ceremony.
Among the notable winners is American pop sensation Taylor Swift, who has garnered an impressive tally of over six awards, solidifying her standing as one of the most celebrated international artists at the Hito Music Awards.
Rema’s groundbreaking achievement serves as a testament to his exceptional talent and cross-cultural appeal, further elevating his status on the global music stage and paving the way for greater recognition and success in the future.