Ace Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor better known as Rema, has responded to allegations that he used “satanic/Illuminati” symbols during his concert at the O2 Arena.
Outrage and condemnation trailed his November 14 performance at his headline concert in the 20k capacity arena in London because he hopped on stage with some fetish items.
Rema’s entrance with a horse that caught flames was the first thing that stirred suspicion about whether he has joined the infamous cult, Iluminati.
However, he reacted via Twitter and explained that the artificial horse he rode on stage with was a replica of a Benin artifact, and the mask he wore was a replica of the famous Queen Idia mask.
The ‘Calm Down’ crooner also said the artificial bat he rode on during his second appearance was said to be a homage to the bats that dot the Edo night sky.
Sharing a clip from his controversial concert, Rema wrote, “RAVAGE UPRISING/ My Ancestors bronzes sit in the museum of this very city, so I remade mine. Hence, Edo is redefined, the map reshaped, your minds awakened & the mask reborn. Thank you London! 🦇🇬🇧”
He joins the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, and Asake as the only Africans to sell out the world’s busiest 20,000-capacity 02 Arena.
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Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has celebrated Rema, a native of the state, on his sold-out concert at London’s 02 Arena.
He extended congratulations to the music star, saying that his people are proud of the singer especially his “personification of the Edo heritage.”
Obaseki wrote, “We are indeed proud of the enigma of @heisrema and what he has come to represent, especially his personification of the Edo heritage. We applaud his genius and celebrate him as he takes the world stage by storm.”