In a chat with Cool FM, the ‘Calm Down’ singer said that when Madonna told him she would come, he didn’t believe her.

However, he felt elevated when he saw her in the crowd during his performance.


“When she told me she was gonna come to the show, I just thought it was one of those things. She’ll just ‘Amaka’ me,” Rema said.

“But she did, she pulled up. She pulled up while I was performing. And I saw her up there.

My mood at that point was like ‘yo, if I’m going to pull off my trousers and throw it to the crowd, I’m ready.”

Speaking further, the 22-year-old Mavin Records superstar claimed that even though his fans motivate him, it was a huge moment to see a legend take a seat at his show.

He continued by saying that Madonna’s compliments had elevated him to the point where he had to check himself out in the mirror once he returned to his hotel room.

“The fans really inspire me and motivate me but it just hit differently when you have the legends in the guest seat. It was huge.

“Most especially backstage when she started showering me with praises and talking about the performance.

“When I went back to my hotel, I looked at myself in the mirror, I was like ‘okay’. It just hit differently.

“Coz a lot of time, we just get carried away by just being on the road. We never get the chance to praise ourselves and embrace the win. We never have that time sometimes.

“But you get reminded by people; they let you know what you are actually doing and how much you impact the culture.”