Divine Ikubor, more commonly recognized by the stage name Rema, has addressed the controversy over the lyrics of his popular song “Holiday.” Remember that in his song “Holiday,” the artist talked of taking one of his friend’s laptops during his tough times in Benin. This led to accusations that he was glorifying criminality.
Rema, however, claimed recently in an interview with Cool FM Lagos that it was regrettable that some people perceived it as him glorifying theft. The song’s lyrics detailed some of his life’s events, including his ascent from grass to grace.
“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 also addressed the misunderstandings surrounding the cover art for his album “Rave & Roses,” which features a burning upside-down house and a variety of other perplexing artwork.
“A lot of people had a lot of misconceptions [about the album cover] , they said it’s a church. Anytime they just see the cross, they say it’s a church. It’s not a church. The cover art inspiration was an embodiment of me consisting of a cross and a fire. The whole house actually kind of signifies me.”