Nigeria’s Afrobeats superstar, Divine Ikubor, known popularly known as Rema and Agentina born World football idol, Lionel Messi were cynosure of all eyes at the 2023 Ballon d’Or award on Monday.
While Rema gave an outstanding account of himself by delivering a thrilling performance, Messi for unprecedented eight time won the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.
Messi beat Norwegian Erling Haaland who plays for Manchester City to win the prize in France.
For Nigerian singer, Rema, his electrifying performance at the ceremony which took place in Paris, France captivated the audience, showcasing his incredible talent and stage presence.
His unique blend of Afrobeat and contemporary sounds left a lasting impression on attendees, solidifying his status as one of Nigeria’s most promising musical exports.
Rema was invited to perform his hit song ‘Calm Down’ 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.
The Ballon d’Or is an esteemed individual award in the world of football, established by France Football magazine in 1956, and Lionel Messi expectedly clinched the men’s prize for the eighth time in his incredible career, owing largely to his triumph with Argentina at the 2022 World Cup.