Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, has shown appreciation to a group of Iranian girls who boldly declared their love for his song.
The five young ladies went viral after a video of them dancing to a "Calm Down’ remix featuring American singer Selena Gomez went viral.
According to Iranian laws, women are banned from dancing in public, so the friends made the video as part of an activist movement fighting for women’s rights.
A report by Iran International News read, “This video of Iranian girls in Tehran’s Ekbatan neighborhood dancing unveiled to the song Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez has gone viral. "Women are banned from dancing in public in Iran.”
The girls were reported to have been arrested and detained for two days by the authorities and forced to apologise.
Speaking on the incident, Iranian activist Shahrak Ekbatan, speaking on the incident, said, “These girls were under arrest by the #IRGCterrorists for almost two days where they were emotionally abused and a forced confession was taken from them, apologizing for dancing in public.”
In reaction to the viral video, Rema sent a special shout-out to the girls and others in similar situations who are fighting for a better country, saying that he is inspired by their action.
He wrote, “To all the beautiful women who are fighting for a better world, I’m inspired by you, I sing for you, and I dream with you." ?????”
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