Nigerian music sensation Rema is making waves globally and has now teamed up with legendary basketball player Michael Jordan for an Air Jordan advertisement. Rema features prominently in the advert, alongside other international superstars like Luka Doncic and Teyana Taylor.
The clip of the Air Jordan advert went viral, sparking excitement in the Nigerian social media space. Rema’s hit song “Calm Down” has been a massive success in 2023, adding to his rising popularity.
What makes this collaboration significant is that Rema is set to become the first African superstar to be one of the headline faces of the Air Jordan brand, a prestigious achievement for the young artist.
Nigerians have been expressing pride and support for Rema on social media, with many praising his hard work and potential to achieve great things in the music industry.
This is not the first time Rema’s music has gained international recognition. Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo’s children were seen dancing to “Calm Down,” and the same song was also heard during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Rema’s collaboration with Michael Jordan showcases the rising global influence of Nigerian music, particularly the Afrobeats genre, which is gaining popularity worldwide.
Nigerians on social media are praising Rema’s talent and potential, with some comparing him to other successful Nigerian artists like Burna Boy. Many express pride in Rema’s achievements and the positive representation of Nigerians on the global stage.
In February, Rema, alongside Burna Boy and Tems, headlined the NBA All-Star game halftime show, further spreading the influence of Afrobeats on the global stage.
Rema’s prominence as an international superstar is significantly growing. She is also a major representative of Nigerian and African music on the global stage. After the partnership with Michael Jordan and appearance in the Air Jordan advert is likely to gain more popularity.