Nigerian superstar Divine Ikubor popularly called Rema and the Grammy-nominated Damini Ogulu better known as Burna Boy, have emerged winners at the the inaugural Afrobeats categories at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards held on Sunday, November 19.
BlackBox Nigeria gathered that Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ remix featuring Selena Gomez hit the award for the Top Afrobeats Song while Burna Boy won the Top Afrobeats Artiste.
Burna Boy, the ‘Giza’ crooner, beat stiff competition from Wizkid, Rema, Tems, and Cameroonian star, Libianca, on his way to making history as the first-ever winner of the newly-created Top Afrobeats Artiste category.
In a similar move, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ remix saw off competition from Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’, Oxlade’s ‘Ku Lo Sa’, Libianca’s ‘People’, and Victony’s ‘Soweto’ with Rema and Don Toliver, to clinch the price for the maiden Top Afrobeats Song category.
Meanwhile, ‘Calm Down’ remix lost in the Top Billboard Collaboration, Top Billboard Excl. U.S. Song, Top Billboard Global 200 Song, and Top Radio Song categories.