The duo are part of a stellar lineup of musicians that will thrill festival-goers at the event to celebrate Heineken’s global 150th anniversary in Africa. Described as Africa’s biggest music festival, the 3-day jamboree is expected to be a celebration of the good times and togetherness Heineken continues to inspire among Africans.
Rema’s appearance at the Hey Neighbor Music Festival will cap a stellar music year for the Mavin singer. In February, he performed at the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. The singer also celebrated a milestone in September as his collaboration with Selena Gomez, Calm Down, became the first Afrobeats song to hit a billion streams on Spotify and the first African song to chart for one year on the Billboard Hot 100. The song recently won the first-ever ‘Best Afrobeats Song’ award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
Ckay has enjoyed a similarly impressive year, as his debut album Sad Romance, continues to enjoy critical acclaim and international success with hits including Emiliana and Watawi.
Festival-goers will look forward to the duo’s unique stage exuberance and aura that have made them favourites among Nigerian music lovers.
Rema said, “It’s such an honour to be a part of a historic celebration, especially on African soil, and sharing the stage with some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. I look forward to enjoying a great time with my African people and they can expect a performance they will cherish for a long time.“
With the Nigerian music stars‘ expertise in delivering show-stopping performances and Heineken’s historic penchant for creating a lively ambience, the event is expected to deliver unforgettable moments. Attendees can anticipate the enjoyment of a seamless blend of diverse cultures with the best live music experience.
Nabil Nasser, Global Head of the Heineken® Brand, has also expressed his excitement about the unique experience the lineup of superstar musicians will bring to the event. “We’re excited to bring our consumers from across the continent together to immerse themselves in the spirit of gezelligheid, to celebrate good times, and to share the joy of live music with friends from around the world,” he said.
The Hey Neighbour Music Festival will take place between the 8th and 10th of December 2023.
Other global stars expected to join Rema and Ckay in thrilling festival-goers at the event include American artists Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, H.E.R., and Khalid, South African rappers Nasty C and Focalistic, Kenyan music group Sauti Sol, and more.