Rema, the Afrobeats sensation, has decided to cancel his scheduled performances for the rest of 2023 in order to focus on his health.
The Mavin Records singer has had a tremendous year, with numerous records under his belt, which was just topped by a spectacular headline performance at the O2 Arena on November 14.
Those hoping for a joyful Detty December with Rema will have to wait until next year while he recovers.
“Breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing anywhere this December. (It’s) been years of touring (and) I’ve ignored my health. I need time to recuperate. 2024, we go again,” he posted on his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.
Rema recently revealed the title and inspiration behind the concept used at his O2 Arena concert. He noted that the headliner of his show was “Ravage Uprising.”
Following successful tours in Europe, Asia, and North America, Rema’s sudden announcement immediately impacts his homecoming tour of Abuja, Lagos and his native Benin in December.
The decision to cancel his shows follows the latest achievements of his Calm Down song making chart history on both Apple Music and Spotify.
The megahit finished 12th on the global top 100 most streamed songs on Apple Music in the past year, the highest entry ever for an African song on the chart.
Finishing in eighth position, the song is also the first by a Nigerian Afrobeats artist to feature on Spotify’s top 10 chart of most streamed tracks globally.