Renowned Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has addressed allegations of using “satanic/Illuminati” symbols during his headline concert at London’s 02 Arena on November 14, 2023.
Rema, who achieved the remarkable feat of selling out the 20,000-capacity 02 Arena, responded to accusations circulating on social media regarding his performance.
Some attendees claimed that Rema incorporated “Illuminati” symbols into his show. In response, Rema took to his X (formerly Twitter) handle to clarify the symbolism used during his performance.
He explained that the artificial horse he rode on stage was a replica of a Benin artifact, while the mask he wore resembled the famous Queen Idia mask. The artificial bat used in his second appearance paid homage to the bats prominent in the Edo night sky.
Sharing a clip from the controversial concert, Rema stated: “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! ”