Divine Ikubor, the popular Nigerian musician known as Rema, has finally addressed the controversy surrounding his recent concert at O2 Arena in London.
Attendees and online viewers accused Rema of worshipping the devil due to the visuals used during his performance.
Some labeled him a satanist, while others claimed he was a member of the Illuminati.
These accusations were primarily based on the mask he wore, as well as the presence of a bat, burning skeleton, and a mystical horse with red eyes.
However, a knowledgeable fan from Benin City came to Rema’s defense, explaining that the mask he wore was that of Queen Idia, a revered figure in the history of the Benin Kingdom.
In response to the accusations, Rema clarified that the mask was actually a recreation of the bronze masks created by his ancestors, some of which can be found in museums in London.
Rema strongly believes that by showcasing his cultural heritage through his performance, he has brought recognition and appreciation to the Edo state internationally.
“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! 🦇🇬🇧”