The festive season is set to reach new heights in Benin City, the Edo State capital as Governor Godwin Obaseki unveils plans to host Edo-born musical prodigy, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, in a grand Homecoming Music Concert on December 21.
Obaseki, renowned for his commitment to transforming Edo into a cultural and entertainment hub, expressed his excitement to bring Rema back to his roots, while speaking to youths at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, Benin City.
Obaseki said, “By the grace of God, this Christmas, we will bring Rema home. Rema will have a Homecoming Concert.”
Confirming the governor’s directive to organise the Christmas gig, the Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. Uyi Oduwa-Malaka, said the Homecoming Concert is scheduled to take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, on December 21, 2023.
The Commissioner said, “On behalf of Edo State and the vibrant City of Benin, we express our utmost excitement and pride in welcoming you back home, Rema. The Governor, Benin City, and the people of Edo State eagerly anticipate your Homecoming Concert. We are thrilled to experience your incredible talent live on our stage once again at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.”
She added, “Your success not only brings honour to our State but has also inspired countless young talents here in Edo State. Thanks for making us really proud and we can’t calm down as we are anticipating December 21.”
The governor, over the past seven years, has consistently demonstrated his commitment to positioning Edo as a prime destination for entertainment, creativity, and tourism. The Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub stands as a testament to this commitment, providing world-class facilities that attract both investors and entertainers to the State.
The planned Homecoming Concert for Rema follows the success of the Alaghodaro Youth Concert, which showcased the talents of Nigerian stars of Edo extraction.
Johnny Drille, another Edo-born music sensation, recently hosted a show in the State, delivering a mesmerising performance at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, before paying a courtesy visit to the governor.