In a heartwarming display of camaraderie, international music sensation Davido has extended his support to fellow artist Rema, who recently announced a break from performances in December 2023 due to health concerns.
Davido took to his Instagram story on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, sending words of encouragement to Rema. In the post, he acknowledged the physical and mental challenges of the industry, praising Rema’s outstanding contributions to African and global music. Davido urged the rising star to prioritize his well-being, stating, “The Job ain’t easy physically and mentally!! … You’ve done Africa and the world proud .beyond expectations… get some rest King @heisrema come back stronger.”
Rema’s decision to take a break was revealed through an Instagram story post on the same day, where he candidly shared the importance of prioritizing his health. The announcement left fans expressing mixed emotions on social media.
“Breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing Anywhere this December, been years of touring I’ve ignored my health & I need time to recuperate. 2024 we go again,” Rema expressed.
The young artist has enjoyed an exceptional year in his career, achieving milestones such as selling out the prestigious O2 Arena and completing successful tours across Europe, Asia, and North America. His mega-hit, the Calm Down remix, further solidified his global presence by becoming the first by a Nigerian Afrobeats artist to feature on Spotify’s top 10 chart of most streamed tracks globally.
While acknowledging the necessity of the break, the news of Rema’s absence from December performances has left many Nigerian fans disheartened, as they had hoped to celebrate the festive season with his electrifying performances. However, the overwhelming outpouring of support from fellow artists like Davido emphasizes the importance of prioritizing health in the demanding world of entertainment. The music community rallies behind Rema, wishing him a swift recovery and anticipating his return in 2024.