Rema addresses allegations of using ‘satanic’ symbols at his 02 Arena concert


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.


FTN 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.

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Some fans, who attended the show accused Rema of satanism on social media, saying he used “Illuminati” symbols.

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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.”

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