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‘He worships devil’: Rema’s Ethiopia show cancelled over ‘burning church’ necklace

'He worships devil': Rema's Ethiopia show cancelled over 'burning church' necklace 1

Nigerian star singer Rema’s concert in Ethiopia has been cancelled.

He was billed to perform at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa on Saturday, but the show has now been cancelled over religious concerns.

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Rema’s necklace of  an upside-down image of a church on fire and inverted crosses

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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An Ethiopian guest on Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze’s Instagram live programme, said: “They made a statement, like a press release in Ethiopia about Rema. Yes, you can imagine, it’s a very big deal.

“They’re basically saying he is worshipping the devil because of what he has on his neck. And to be honest, I never thought of it myself. And there’s more to it; to be honest.”


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