Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, a renowned singer, has recently addressed the controversy surrounding the lyrics of his popular song titled ‘Holiday‘.
In the song ‘Holiday,’ Rema faced accusations of glorifying crime due to his reference to stealing a friend’s laptop during his challenging days in Benin
However, Rema has now come forward to clarify the meaning behind his lyrics and shed light on the misconceptions surrounding them.
He said, “The lyric was good enough to explain the whole scenario. It’s not that deep. I really don’t want to glorify stealing, but it was just very unfortunate [that happened at that time].”
Rema further took the opportunity to address the misunderstandings surrounding the cover art of his album ‘Rave & Roses,’ which features an inverted burning house.
In order to dispel any misconceptions, Rema provided clarification regarding the symbolism behind the thought-provoking imagery depicted on the album cover.
He said, “A lot of people had a lot of misconceptions [about the album cover], they said it’s a church. Anything they just see cross, they say it’s a church. It’s not a church. The cover art inspiration was an embodiment of me consist of a cross and a fire. The whole house actually kind of signifies me.”