Rema, Osimhen Make Big History At The Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony

Victor Osimhen ends goal-drought against Udinese Calcio.

Award-winning Afrobeat singer, songwriter and Mavin records signee Rema, along with Super Eagles player Victor Osimhen achieved great feats at the 2023 Ballon d’Or award reports.

While Rema thrilled the audience at the venue for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award ceremony, Victor Osimhen was ranked on the 8th position in the award rankings.

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Rema thrill audience in France

With his performance at the football gala, Rema became the first Nigerian singer to perform at Ballon d’Or award ceremony since it’s inception many decades ago. The young singer, thrilled his audience with his globally recognised hot singles ‘Calm Down’.

Rema performs 'calm Down' at the Ballon d'Or ceremony.
Rema performing at the 2023 Ballon d’Or award ceremony in France.

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen achieved the highest finish any Nigerian has enjoyed in the Ballon d’Or Ranking. The Napoli forward is the highest ranked Nigerian since the inception of the award. Some Nigerian footballers(eg Sunday Oliseh, Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Emmanuel Amunike etc) have in the past been nominated for the annual ceremony, big none has finished in the top ten.

Rema and Osimhen achieve great feats at the 2023 Ballon d'Or ceremony.

Other African players that ranked closest to Victor Osimhen are Egypt’s Mohammed Salah, who was ranked 11th. Yassine Bouno and Manchester United’s Andre Onana who were ranked respectively.

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In a related development, Argentina talisman, Lionel Messi is expected to win his eighth title based on speculations by renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The former FC Barcelona forward, lead the Argentina national team to its first ever FIFA world cup title in more than three decades.

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