Nigerian music star Divine Ikubor aka Rema’s chart-topping track ‘Calm Down,’ featuring international artist Selena Gomez, is now the first song ever to maintain its position at the summit of the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart for a full year.
According to Chart Data, the song’s reign at number one on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart has spanned an impressive 52 weeks, revealing its popularity and widespread appeal.
Although ‘Calm Down’ reached a commendable peak of third place on the renowned Billboard Hot 100, the track’s success extended to the Canadian Top Songs chart, where it also secured the number one spot.
Rema’s impact is not confined to the Western music scene; the track ‘Calm Down’ secured an accolade by entering the Guinness World Records. It earned the title of being the First No.1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart, a groundbreaking achievement that reflects the song’s resonance in the MENA region.
Debuting at an impressive number one position, the MENA Chart was inaugurated by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry on November 29, 2022.
Rema recently addressed the contemporary generation against quitting too soon on others.
The Mavin signee in a post on his X page on Monday recognised the characteristic erratic nature of the present generation while dishing out his counsel on steadfastness.
He said, “Some of ur biggest blessings might be in the hands of the worst people you might ever come across.
“In our generation of quitting on people early, just remember that there’s a reward for the steadfast & your presence in their life might be the true lecture they need. God didn’t place you in their hands by mistake.”
Ilebaye wins Big Brother Naija All Star Season
Ilebaye has emerged winner of 2023 Big Brother Naija All Star Season defeating Mercy Eke; the first runner up, to win the N120 million naira cash prize among others.
The 2023 All Star finalist were Ilebaye; winner, Mercy Eke; first runner up, Ceec; second runner up, Adekunle; third runner up, Cross and Pere.
Ex-wife asked me to choose between her and Mohbad – Late singer’s father
Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known as Mohbad, has said his ex-wife, who happens to be Mohbad’s first stepmom, once asked him to choose between Mohbad and her.
Aloba said this while clarifying Mohbad’s lyric in the song, “Sorry”.
Aloba, while shedding more light on the lyrics, disclosed that his relationship with her was complicated.
He stated that his decision to choose Mohbad over her led to her packing out from the family.
“The stepmother told me one day, ‘Choose me or your son.’ I chose my son (Mohbad) and she packed her loads and left. I and the lady were together for more than seven years. I married her around 2005. That stepmother did not want me to send Mohbad to school, and I chose my son. And she decided to leave,” Aloba said while speaking exclusively with Saturday PUNCH.
Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12 and was buried the next day.
Circumstances leading to his death have yet to be unraveled. However, the Lagos State Police Command has begun an investigation into the case.
Veteran actor Suara Is dead
Veteran Nollywood actor Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi popularly known as Suara, is dead.
The actor, according to a statement signed by his son, Adedotun Adeyemi, died on Sunday, September 24.
“It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Oluyemi Lawrence Adeyemi (Suara), who went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
“We are consoled because we know that he has gone to rest. We kindly request that the family be allowed some privacy in this time of grief. More details about the burial will be communicated soon.”
Adeyemi rose to fame with his role in the 2001 Wale Adenuga hit series, ‘Super Story.’
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