A petition to prevent singer Brymo from winning at the 8th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has garnered more than 23,000 signatures.
On Sunday, October 15, there is an awards ceremony in Dakar, Senegal.
Brymo is nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category.
Charles Ogundele was the person who started the petition to prevent Brymo from receiving the honour.
He accused the singer of putting 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.”
Continuing, the petitioner said Brymo’s “actions are ones which spark disunity and hatred in a 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.”
The petition has been signed by 23, 413 people as at the time of filing this report on Thursday morning.
Brymo has encouraged people to sign the petition as a sign of their freedom of expression.