Nigerian singer, Olawale Oloforo, popularly known as Brymo has finally bowed to pressure and tendered an apology over a recent Twitter post that fanned the flames of tribalism against the Igbos
Brymo, while apparently airing his view about the next general elections in the country, made a series of tribally motivated posts but the straw that broke the camel’s back was when he tweeted; “F**k The Ndi Igbo!! To Hell With It!!”.
Following this, a petition was launched on Change.org for his AFRIMMA nomination to be revoked with immediate effect.
The musician, who felt the heat and backlash from Nigerians decided to apologise during an Instagram live session, on Friday, January 13, 2023.
According to Brymo, the entire back and forth started after he shared his two cents about author Chimamanda Adichie’s refusal of a National award while accepting a local chieftaincy title in her community.
The ‘Oleku’ hit maker, further said 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.
He said; “I didn’t insult the tribe (Igbos), I will not do that. I apologize to anyone who is saddened by such tweet. I was trying to weigh in on very important matters.”
Watch the video below:
r@ealfrankeinstein said: “Brymo, please don’t insult our intelligence, u are supposed to be an intelligent guy. Own your hate speech/bigotry with your full chest or APOLOGIZE to Igbos PROPERLY! U don’t have to if u don’t want to. But please don’t try to be sleek here! Thanks.”
@jcc__quotes said: “You are my favorite artist but I don’t like the fact that you called my tribe sensel**s
@iamdavojay said: “I was on the live and you made a lot of sense bro. And you also apologized. I like the fact that you didn’t pretend and you own your words. You have right to your own opinion and I stand with you on your political views .”
@yourfeelgoodradiofriend said: “A Genuine apology is SELF SUFFICIENT, it doesn’t need the support of an excuse or an explanation!!”