In a major event at the famous O2 arena, Rema, the Nigerian Afrobeats star, was acknowledged by Spotify for his track ‘Calm Down’ hitting a remarkable 1 billion streams.

This happened at the O2 arena, where Rema became the first African artist to be honored with Spotify’s Billion Club Plaque.

Spotify representatives gave Rema a special plaque to acknowledge this outstanding feat. The song ‘Calm Down’ has become a global favorite, mixing catchy beats, meaningful lyrics, and Rema’s unique voice, making it a hit across different cultures.

Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa, said, “Rema’s remarkable achievement of reaching one billion streams on Spotify is a testament to the growth of African music and the continued growth of Afrobeats globally. Receiving his Spotify one billion plaque at his first headlined O2 Arena Show marks a significant moment in history” “We are thrilled to witness this first of its kind moment for an African artist-led track on Spotify, and we eagerly anticipate many more African artists reaching this milestone”

Rema Becomes the First African Artist
Rema Becomes the First African Artist to Receive Spotify’s Billion Club Plaque

The O2 arena, with its massive 20,000-person capacity, was the perfect place to celebrate Rema’s global success. The concert drew industry experts, fellow musicians, and excited fans. Social media was abuzz with fans congratulating Rema and recognizing the impact of African music on the world stage.


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