Over 8000 people have called for the disqualification of Nigerian artist Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, popularly known as Brymo from the 8th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) over his recent hate speech about the Igbo community.
The purpose for the petition is to call out the artist on his recent behaviour and derogatory statements he’s been making against the Igbo people on Nigeria.
A certain Nigerian named Charles Ogundele, a Yoruba man decided to start the petition against Brymo. This petition was a call to Nigerians to sign for the disqualification of Brymo from the AFRIMA awards.
The petition, initiated by Charles reads:
“Brymo recently put up a series of hateful messages on Twitter toward the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, going as far as retweeting a tweet which said that all Igbos are senseless.
“Some Nigerians signed the petition to prevent the musician from receiving the award after Brymo was nominated by AFRIMA for “Song Writer of the Year” last year.
“In one of his tweets, he wrote ‘fck omo Igbo’, which translates to ‘fck the Igbo people’.
“His actions are ones which spark disunity and hatred in the multicultural nation that Nigeria is.
“Preventing him from winning the All Africa Music Award would send a strong message to him, and people like him, that he can’t get away with such blatant ethnic bigotry.”