Mavin Records prodigy Rema won the prize for Best Afrobeats, a new category, for his remixed single “Calm Down” featuring Selena Gomez at Tuesday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

He beat competition from other Afrobeats heavyweights such as Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Fire Boy, Ayra Starr and Labianca to emerge winner in the category.

The “Calm Down” song surpassed a billion streams on Spotify over the weekend.


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