VIDEO: Rema becomesfirst African artiste to perform at Ballon d’Or

Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor professionally known as Rema delivered a thrilling performance at the 2023 Ballon d’Or award on Monday night.

His show-stopping performance of the chart-topping track “Calm Down” left the football stars in the audience captivated by his performance.

Rema first African Ballon

Notably, Rema’s appearance marked a historic moment as he became the very first African artiste to perform at the prestigious Ballon d’Or awards.

The 23-year-old was invited to perform after Manchester City won the prize for Club of the Season. Rema stepped off the stage to shake hands with the many football stars sitting in the front row including Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jr.

Watch video below:

Messi wins His 8th Ballon d’Or Award

Lionel Messi has been crowned the men’s winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or in Paris this evening.

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has won the 2023 Ballon d’Or, making it a record-extending award for the 2022 World Cup winner. 

Messi, 36, was the standout name on the 30-man shortlist for the prized accolade after inspiring Argentina to 2022 World Cup glory in Qatar last December.

The Inter Miami forward lifts the individual trophy for a record-extending eighth time, with Manchester City striker Erling Haaland second in the vote.

With the current feat, the Argentine player has won a total of eight Ballon d’Or awards.

He clinched the award in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021.

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