Rema says Edo Culture inspired the art direction for his O2 Arena Concerts.

Rema says Edo Culture inspired the art direction for his O2 Arena Concerts.

The art direction for my O2 Arena show, Rema, was influenced by Edo culture.

On November 14, 2023, Nigerian sensation Rema, who is 23 years old, sold out London’s O2 Arena, making history as the youngest African artist to do so.

The Edo native Rema, whose true name is Divine Ikubor, had a fantastic 2023 thanks to the success of his. Hit song “Calm Down,” which he celebrated with a historic sold-out performance at the renowned O2 Arena.

However, several concertgoers have since expressed disapproval of Rema’s attire and stage accessories.

The first time, wearing a scarlet mask and a flowing black robe, he rode into the concert on a horse.

The first time, wearing a scarlet mask and a flowing black robe, he rode into the concert on a horse. The second time, he rode to the stage on the back of a massive bat with crimson eyes, dressed in black and red.

He has previously rejected discussions about satanism in his artistic interpretations while asserting that he is a Christian, but they. Along with the stage design, rekindled those discussions.

Rema revealed the meaning of the horse and mask he wore to the O2 arena on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account.

Rema claims that the amazing arts of Edo culture, which the invaders took away, served as inspiration for his choice.

British in 1897, and they’re still imprisoned in the London Museum, a long way from Bini Kingdom, where they belong.

Rema explained that the mask is modeled after the famous Edo queen Queen Idia, while the horse he rode in on is emblematic of Edo art.

Since Rema has always included esoteric components in his images, some admirers who are familiar with his avant-garde style. May not associate it with the dark arts. Still, a number of other fans and outsiders find it unsettling.

Source: africanworldentertainment.com

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