Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, also 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 sold out the 20,000-capacity arena, joining Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, and Asake as the only Africans to sell out the world’s busiest music arena. Some fans accused Rema of satanism on social media, claiming he used “Illuminati” symbols.
However, Rema explained that the artificial horse he rode on stage 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.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has congratulated Rema on his sold-out concert, stating that the people of the state are proud of Rema, especially his personification of the Edo heritage.
Obaseki wrote on his X handle, “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.”