Rwandan president, Paul Kagame hosts Rema [Video]

Budding Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, professionally known as Rema has met Rwandan President, Paul Kagame.

The artiste paid a courtesy visit to the presidential palace in Kigali on Sunday, October 22 and received a warm welcome from Kagame himself.

Rema meets Kagame

Rema attended the 2023 Trace Music Awards in Kigali on Saturday where he won the Global African Artist of the Year and Song of the Year with ‘Calm Down’.

Speaking during his visit to the President, the ‘Calm Down’ crooner said; “Coming to Rwanda, it gives me that vibe of a place I can rest and feel at home without having to travel overseas.

Rwandan President hosts Rema
L-R: Nigerian singer, Rema with Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame

“A lot of time we just want to take that break, we just want to lay back… I feel like with here we can serene energy, that vibe. And I feel like it’s even going to be a bigger thing when we [Africans] start uniting. I must say thank you so much, Mr President.”

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Meanwhile, in similar news…

CorrectNG reported earlier this year that Rema made it to former United States President, Barack Obama’s favourite music playlist for the year 2022.

Two other Nigerians, Burna Boy and Ayra Starr also made the music list which Obama shared via his verified Twitter page on December 23, 2022.

The ex-president said Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ and Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ are some of his favourite songs of the year.

He also asked followers to recommend songs and artistes that he should checkout asides from the 25 songs he listed from different artistes across the world.

Obama wrote; “I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you — and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites. Are there any songs or artists I should check out?”

Reacting, Rema thanked Obama for seeing him as someone worth listening to just like in 2019. The ‘Ginger Me’ crooner said he felt the same way he felt in 2019 when his name also made the list.

He wrote; ”I feel the same way I did in 2019 when I saw my Name on this list, I’m very grateful. 🙏🏾❤️”