Nigerian singer, Rema is one music artiste whose art has travelled round the world, however one of his concerts have been cancelled.
His highly anticipated concert in Ethiopia has been cancelled over concerns related to religious sentiments and suggestive imagery.
A statement was issued by Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa announcing the cancellation of Rema’s Ethiopian New Year’s Eve Concert, which was originally scheduled for September 9.
The decision came amid controversy surrounding allegations of “devil-worshipping” associated with the artwork on his customized necklace.
According to them, the symbols used by Rema, particularly a burning church symbol on his necklace and used as a backdrop for his performances, were viewed as disrespectful and offensive by many Ethiopians.
Rema’s necklace had an imagery, which included burning churches and inverted crosses, sparked significant public outcry and condemnation.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, with its deep cultural heritage and strong religious convictions, also expressed its condemnation of these symbols.
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In response to mounting public pressure, the Sheraton Hotel Addis decided to cancel Rema’s event on New Year’s Eve.
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