Rema postponing all shows due to health concerns

Nigerian musician Rema claims he is now canceling all shows in December to focus on his health because years of touring have taken a toll on him.

On Wednesday, the Afrobeats artist revealed the choice on Instagram, stating that it "breaks my heart".

"We're going again in 2024," he assured his supporters, adding, "I need time to heal."

The popular song "Calm Down" by Rema is his most well-known work globally, breaking numerous streaming and chart records.

Real name Divine Ikubor, 23, just performed spectacularly at London's 20,000-seat O2 arena, riding a carousel pony to get there.

He took the opportunity to highlight the Benin Bronzes, a collection of highly significant cultural artifacts from the 19th century that were plundered by British colonialists and many of which are now housed at the British Museum.

Rema explained the images in his London display on social media by saying, "I remade mine because the bronzes of my ancestors sit in the museum of this very city."

Abuja, Benin, and Lagos in Nigeria were on his now-canceled December tour itinerary.

Additionally, he was scheduled to appear on December 9 at the Hey Neighbour Festival in South Africa.

It's unclear if those who have already purchased tickets will receive a refund or have them transferred to new dates in 2024.

Rema congratulated his supporters and referred to the award as "a celebration of unity and the global domination of Afrobeats" when he accepted the first-ever Billboard Music Award for best Afrobeats song earlier this month.

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