Famous Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, has finally addressed allegations that he used “satanic/Illuminati” symbols while performing on stage at his headline concert at London’s 02 Arena, on November 14, 2023.
Benco news recalls that Rema sold out the 20,000-capacity 02 Arena on Tuesday, joining Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, and Asake as the only Africans to sell out the world’s busiest music arena.
Some fans, who attended the show accused Rema of satanism on social media, saying he used “Illuminati” symbols.
However, reacting via his X (formerly Twitter) handle, the Edo-born superstar 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 artificial bat he rode on stage 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! 🦇🇬🇧”
Meanwhile, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has congratulated Rema on his sold-out concert at London’s 02 Arena.
He said the people of the state are proud of Rema, “especially his personification of the Edo heritage.”
On his X handle, 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.”