Nigerian singer Rema danced to the song Naach Meri Rani with Nora Fatehi in Mumbai, sported a Manish Malhotra-designed outfit at his Delhi show and collaborated with several Indian influencers during his eventful stay in India from May 12 to 14.
The Calm Down singer, who has become the first Afrobeats artist to reach #1 on US pop radio, also performed for a packed audience in Hyderabad, making them groove to his popular numbers Soundgasm, Soweto, Ginger Me and Won Da Mo.
On May 13, Canadian actress Nora, known for her dancing skills, attended Rema’s show in Mumbai. Rema invited her over on the stage and jived with her on various Hindi and English numbers.
Nora Fatehi at Rema’s concert, Nora and Rema on stage Instagram
Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra took to his Instagram story to share Rema’s Delhi look, which he curated. Rema responded by sharing his picture from the designer’s page, calling Malhotra a “legend”.
Manish Malhotra shared Rema’s outfit for the Delhi show; Rema reshared the story from the designer’s official page Instagram
Rema also created an Instagram reel with Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 runner up Faisal Shaikh, the first Indian influencer he had followed.
The video shows the Calm Down ringtone play as Faisal’s phone rings halfway through his casual chat with Rema. But Faisal refuses to believe Rema when the latter says that Calm Down is his song.
Later, Faisal realises that the person talking to him was the original Rema and is taken by surprise when Badshad’s Jugnu song plays as Rema’s ringtone.
“Can’t keep calm cause it’s Rema and he played jugnu! Welcome to India my bro, you are an amazing personality. It was a pleasure meeting you. Much more Respect,” reads the caption.
Rema had previously called Shaikh "My guy" when the two met up soon after Rema landed in India.
The singer also collaborated with influencer-digital Sakshi Keswani, also known as Suku, to make a comic reel in which the two play a couple. The video shows Suku always panicking and Rema countering it with his song’s lyrics — “Calm down”.
“Why I can’t keep Calm Down🤷🏼♀️guys @heisrema is in the houssssseeeee😍❤️ Welcome to India!! Thankyou @metaindia @ladyroxpop @whatmdoingg. It was so much funnnn❤️,” Sakshi wrote alongside the video.
The singer, who made it to the Guiness Book of World Records with his song Calm Down, shared videos of the audience at his shows.
Audiences at Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad in happy smiles at the concerts Instagram
In Mumbai, Rema donned the suit of a teddy bear on stage.
Rema wearing a teddy bear costume, with a smoke blower Instagram
Rema went shirtless on stage during his show in Delhi.
Rema during the Delhi performance Instagram
The singer made a fun reel about white sneakers with digital creator Ruhee Dosani. The video shows Rema stepping on Ruhee’s white sneaker, and then singing Calm Down to her. This is followed by another guy trying the same tactic, only to get slapped and told, “Rema hai tu? (Are you Rema?).”
Rema also waved the Indian flag during his show.
Rema with the Indian flag Instagram