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Why I Won’t Be Performing This December – Rema



Afrobeats star Daniel Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has announced that he won’t be performing anywhere this December as he cancels all his engagements to prioritise his health.

The ‘Calm Down’ crooner shared this decision on his Instagram story on Wednesday, explaining that, after years of touring, he had neglected his health and needed time to recuperate.

His statement on Instagram read, “Breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing anywhere this December. Been years of touring I’ve ignored my health & I need time to recuperate. 2024 we go again love.”

This decision follows closely after the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, unveiled plans to host a Homecoming Music Concert for Rema on December 21 in celebration of the Edo-born musical prodigy.

Governor Obaseki expressed his excitement about bringing Rema back to his roots and announced the upcoming concert while speaking to youths at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub in Benin City.

News About Nigeria reported that fellow artiste Johnny Drille recently voiced his opinion that Rema deserves more credit for his achievements in the music industry. 

According to Drille, if Rema were another well-established artiste, the world would be acknowledging his groundbreaking achievements.

Johnny Drille highlighted Rema’s remarkable success with ‘Calm Down’, one of the biggest songs globally, consistently on the Billboard Top 10 for almost a year.

“Not to be controversial or anything but if Rema was some other artistes, other big artistes in Nigeria, everyone would be screaming at their lungs like, ‘Hey! This person is breaking grounds.’

“And Rema for his age has done some really incredible things that I don’t think we give him enough credit for. I mean, he has literally one of the biggest songs not just in Africa but in the world with ‘Calm Down’ which has been on the Billboard Top 10 for almost a year.”