Video As Nigerian Singer Rema Shares His Battles With Eyesight: “I Dey See Things”

Video As Nigerian Singer Rema Shares His Battles With Eyesight: “I Dey See Things”

  • Famous Afrobeats star Rema took his fans unawares with his longtime health challenge
  • The Calm Down hitmaker, who had a magnificent stage performance at the 2024 BRIT Awards, revealed his predicament during the show
  • A red-carpet interview video by Capital Xtra saw the Mavin star disclose his eye problem

Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, better known by his stage name Rema, has opened up about his challenges with vision.

On the red carpet of the 2024 BRIT Awards in London, Rema admitted to wearing spectacles to help improve his vision.

Rema speaks on eye problem
Rema shares his struggles with seeing clearly. Credit: @heisrema
Source: Instagram

During the interview with Capital Xtra, the Calm Down hitmaker revealed that he has been diagnosed with long-sightedness, which makes it impossible for him to focus on close objects.

See the video below:

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Rema became the second Nigerian musician to perform at the notable event. Burna Boy graced the show in 2018.

Burna Boy and Asake were nominated for International Artist of the Year at the 2024 Brit Awards, while Rema's single 'Calm Down' was nominated for International Song of the Year. The award ceremony took place in London on March 2, 2024.

Meanwhile, Burna Boy, Asake, and Rema failed to win an award for this year. Notwithstanding the loss, Rema concluded the ceremony with a riveting rendition of his number one song, ‘Calm Down.’

The Afrobeats star made history as he became the first Nigerian to perform at the 2023 Ballon d'Or ceremony.

Rema's performance moves Cubana Chiefpriest to tears

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Shortly after the video of the top performance went viral, Cubana Chiefpriest could not hide his emotions and took to his official Instagram page to address it.

According to the socialite, he was moved to tears over Rema's performance. He noted that the young singer shook hands with the top footballers as if he knew them from Ring Road in Benin City.


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