Olawale Ashimi, better known as Brymo, a Nigerian musician, has apologised to South-East region residents for his anti-Igbo remarks.
The musician caused a stir when he launched a diatribe against Igbos on Twitter due to their political affiliations and differences.
He had written several posts with a tribal bent, but his tweet, “F**k The Ndi Igbo!,” was the final straw. All Hell Breaks Loose!
After that, a Change.org petition was started calling for the immediate revocation of his AFRIMMA nomination.
Brymo decided to apologise during an Instagram live session after feeling the pressure and backlash from Nigerians.
The ‘Ara’ Crooner explained that the fracas started after he argued over the decision of award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie accepting a traditional Igbo chieftaincy title but ignoring a national honor, suggesting that it shouldn’t have been the case considering how the region is clamouring for the Presidency.
According to the ‘Oleku’ hit maker, someone had asked him to apologize to the people of south-east, to which he responded, F**k The Ndi Igbo…
Brymo said the statement was taken out of contect because he only used it to refer to those who were championing the movement for his downfall and not the entire tribe itself.
“I didn’t insult the tribe (Igbos), I will not do that. I apologize to any one who is saddened by such tweet. I was trying to weigh in on very important matters.”
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