World Cup 2022: First Lady Betty Akeredolu Of Ondo Celebrates as Rema’s Song played in Qatar

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World Cup 2022: Betty Akeredolu, the wife of the governor of Ondo State, has expressed her happiness at the growing international acclaim for Nigerian music.

World Cup 2022: The governor's wife discusses the creative sector as Nigerian music is played in Qatar

Mrs. Betty Akeredolu shared a TikTok video showing the moment organizers of the World Cup played “Calm Down” by popular Nigerian rising artist Rema in one of the stadiums in Qatar on her official Facebook page.

In the caption of the video the first lady of Ondo state shared on her Facebook page, she wrote: “This stadium in Qatar could pass for a night club. Naija Music has really gone far… World cup fever!”

Also, Rema took to his Instagram page to share the clip showing the once in a lifetime moment when his song was playing in a stadium during the halftime break of a World Cup game in Qatar.

Who is Betty Akeredolu?

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the first lady of Ondo State in Nigeria and an aquaculturist, was born on July 20, 1953. She campaigns for gender equality.

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The governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu is her husband. The Nigerian Breast Cancer Association was founded by her.

She has survived breast cancer, which she contracted just as she was about to fulfill her life’s manifest destiny.

Anyanwu-Akeredolu graduated with a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1977.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines Visayas in Iloilo City with a Master of Science in fisheries with a focus in aquaculture.

While employed by the Federal Department of Fisheries, she started her career as a fish farmer. She retired in 2005.

She runs Aquatek Farms Ventures, a business that specializes in commercial fish farming, and offers consulting services.

She has also entered politics since 2007 and is involved in the current administration of Ondo state as the state’s First Lady.


Divine Ikubor, better known by his stage name Rema, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and performer who was born on May 1, 2000.

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With the release of the song “Dumebi,” he became famous. He entered into a recording contract with Mavin Records’ subsidiary Jonzing World in 2019.

World Cup 2022: The governor's wife discusses the creative sector as Nigerian music is played in Qatar

A recent YouTube video of a stadium filled with Qatari fans singing and dancing to Rema’s song, Calm Down, serves as evidence of how the Nigerian music business is expanding around the world.

Recall that we previously revealed that singers Kizz Daniel and Patoranking had been extended invitations to the FIFA Fans Festival celebration. It was the best example of “Afrobeat to the world “.

2022 FIFA World Cup

An international football competition featuring the men’s national teams of FIFA member associations is currently taking place in Qatar.

The 22nd FIFA World Cup, which is being hosted in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022, is the second World Cup to be held fully in Asia after the event that took place in South Korea and Japan in 2002. It is the first World Cup to be staged in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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The 2018 final saw France defeat Croatia 4-2 to win the title.

The 2022 edition of the World Cup is the most expensive World Cup ever, with an estimated cost of over $220 billion.

However, Qatari officials dispute this figure, with the organizing CEO Nasser Al Khater claiming the real cost is $8 billion; other figures pertain to overall infrastructure development since the World Cup was awarded to Qatar in 2010.

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