“Well deserved” – Davido congratulates Rema despite losing to him at the MTV Awards

Multi award-winning singer, David ”Davido” Adeleke has reacted after his colleague, Divine ”Rema” Ikubor won the maiden “Best Afrobeats Song” category at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

Rema beat Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy and others to clinch the award at the event which held in New Jersey, United States on Tuesday night, September 12.

Davido congratulates Rema despite losing to him at MTV VMA

While receiving the historic award, Rema acknowledged the contributions of Nigerian music legends to afrobeats that made it possible for the genre to be on the global stage.

“I wanna give big thanks to my fans. I wanna give big thanks to my team. Big shoutout to Selena [Gomez]. I wanna say I love you from the bottom of my heart.

“This [award] means so much; seeing afrobeats grow and being on this stage representing afrobeats tonight. I’m so happy. But one thing I will not forget to do this night, is to shout out the people who opened the door for me.

“Big shoutout to Fela who started afrobeats, 2Baba, Don Jazzy, D’banj, D’Prince, Runtown, Timaya, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido for opening the door for us new generation of Afrobeats,” Rema said.

Davido who attended the award show, congratulated the ‘Won Da Mo’ crooner and described his victory as well deserved.

Taking to his Twitter handle, OBO wrote; “Well deserved! Shine young King! @heisrema”.

Rema wins MTV award