Olawale Ashimi, better known by his stage name Brymo, a Nigerian singer, has apologized to South-East Nigerians for his anti-Igbo remarks.
The music star incited controversy on Twitter after he made a hateful comment against the Igbos dues to his political affiliations and differences.
However, following an online petition against the singer’s nomination for the AFRIMMA award, the singer, who is unapologetic with his support for the presidential aspiration of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, apologized for his uncultured comment.
Brymo made the decision to apologize during an Instagram live session after feeling the pressure and backlash from Nigerians.
The singer explained that the argument began when he argued that award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shouldn’t have accepted a traditional Igbo chieftaincy title while ignoring a national honor, given that the Igbo region is actively campaigning for the presidency of Nigeria.
“ I did not insult the tribe, I am sorry to anyone who it sounded as such to. I was trying to weigh into a very important matter,” Brymo said.
“ It is very important you understand that this entire fracas began with me seeing in the media that Chimamanda Adichie refused some national honours and had picked up some traditional title in the East at home. “ And I suggested that for me, it says a lot about the Igbo presidency because that actual seat is what the region should be eyeing right now. I have clamoured for Igbo presidency in the last few years, you wouldn’t believe it. “ It will pop in your mind when you hear the news that Igbos do not actually want the presidency,” he added.
Brymo Apologises Over Igbo Presidency Comment
Singer, Olawale BrymO, has apologised over his comment on Igbo presidency.
This comes after some Nigerians signed petitions to stop the singer from winning the All Africa Music Award which he was nominated in the pic.twitter.com/8nKv3Cxela
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