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Rema, Selena Gomez make history with VMAs Afrobeat Award for ‘Calm Down’


Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Rema and international pop star, Selena Gomez achieved a historic win, taking home the coveted Afrobeats award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs),  for their remarkable collaboration on the hit song “Calm Down.”

This win marks a significant milestone in the global recognition of Afrobeats, as it becomes the first afrobeat nomination to secure a victory at the VMAs. Rema and Selena Gomez received acclaim not only for their chart-topping music but also for their standout fashion choices during the event.

Rema and Selena Gomez


The track “Calm Down” not only dominated the summer airwaves but also solidified its place in music history by making Rema and Selena Gomez the inaugural recipients of the prestigious Afrobeats award at the VMAs.

Both artists graced the red carpet with their distinctive styles. Selena Gomez turned heads in a show-stopping red gown designed by Oscar de la Renta. Her elegant and ethereal ensemble featured a captivating cut-out design that tastefully revealed glimpses of skin.

The shredded hemline added allure and emphasized her legs, creating a statement piece that exuded both confidence and sophistication.

Selena’s choice of footwear, a barely-there strappy sandal, along with minimal jewelry, flawlessly complemented her sexy and refined appearance.

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Rema and Selena at VMAs

On the other hand, Rema made a bold fashion statement of his own, dressed in a striking leather ensemble, complete with a leather cap. His outfit was further elevated with the addition of high-end eyewear and a bold, oversized neck chain.

Rema’s unique sense of style, combined with his musical prowess, established him as a true icon of fashion and Afro beats music on the VMAs’ prestigious red carpet.

This historic win for Rema and Selena Gomez not only celebrate their musical talents but also places Africa firmly on the global music map.

During his acceptance speech, Rema took a moment to express gratitude to the entire African continent for their unwavering support in streaming the song, while Selena Gomez extended her thanks to Nigeria.

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The victory represents a monumental achievement for Afrobeats music, signifying its increasing influence and impact on the international music scene.

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