Superstar Nigerian musician, Divine Ikubor popularly known as Rema, has entered into the Guinness World Book of Records courtesy of his hit song, Calm Down.
The remixed version of the hit song, featuring American superstar, Selena Gomez has now been viewed over four hundred million times on the popular video website, YouTube.
The singer who is signed to Don Jazzy’s Marvin Records, has continued to thrill with different tunes and now calm down has given him this feat.
Guinness World Record has recognised the singer for achieving the historic feat in a statement on its website.
According to the statement, Rema was being recognised for securing the first number 1 hit on the world’s first regional streaming chart and first-ever official chart in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ debuted at No. 1 when the MENA Chart was launched by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on November 29, 2022.
The song topped music charts for over two months.
Rema who is 23 years old has now joined Femi Kuti and Wizkid as Nigerian musicians with World Guinness records.
In another report, a US jury has ruled that popular British pop phenom Ed Sheeran did not plagiarise Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ when composing his 2014 hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ in a ruling that had generated so much attention.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the lawsuit was filed by heirs of Gaye co-writer Ed Townsend, who alleged that harmonic progressions and rhythmic elements of Sheeran’s song were lifted from the classic made famous by Gaye without permission.
The heirs sought a share of the profits from Sheeran’s song.
Sheeran, 32, played a number of songs from the witness stand as he gave evidence in the civil trial.