Nigerian musician Rema cancelled all of his December performances in order to prioritize his health.
The Afrobeats musician claimed in an instagram story that his frequent travels had caused him to neglect his health.
The celebrity, who has performances scheduled for later this year in South Africa and throughout Nigeria, declared that it was now time to rest.
He said, “Breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing anywhere this December. Been years of touring I’ve ignored my health and I need time to recuperate. 2024 we go again love.”
The star has had a string of musical successes this year, with the near-ubiquitous song “Calm Down,” which he sings with Selena Gomez, smashing multiple streaming and chart records.
The song won best Afrobeats song at the Billboard Music Awards last week, making it the most shazammed song of 2023 worldwide.
Days after Calm Down made history by becoming the longest-charting and most successful African song of all time on the US Billboard Hot 100, he dazzled football legends at the Ballon D’Or awards earlier this month.
His Fellow Nigerian celebrity, Davido, responded to Rema’s decision to postpone his shows by praising his achievements.
He said, “The job isn’t easy physically and mentally! You’ve done Africa and the world proud beyond expectations. Get some rest king, and come back stronger.”