Over 6,000 sign petition to stop Brymo from winning AFRIMA Award.
Considering Brymo’s persistent anti-Igbo comments on social media, a Nigerian named Charles Ogundele has started a petition against the alternative musician and over 6,000 Nigerians have signed the petition.
The petition stated that not receiving the award would send a strong message to the singer, given his many disparaging remarks about the Igbo people.
In order to ensure that the artist is disqualified from winning 2023 All Africa Music Award, he urged Nigerians to join the petition (AFRIMA).
The musician has received harsh criticism from many for remarks he made on the Nigerian Igbo group, according to which they have no right to stake a claim to the presidency.
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The comments have garnered criticism from fellow celebrities and fans, but Brymo maintained his stance, showing he’s not sorry by retweeting the same set of tweets that got him under fire in the first place.
Stating his reasons for putting up the petition, Ogundele wrote, “Brymo recently put up a series of hateful messages on Twitter toward the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, going as far as retweeting a tweet that said that all Igbos are senseless.”
He added, “In one of his tweets, he wrote “f*ck omo Igbo,” which translates to “f*ck the Igbo people.” “His actions are ones that spark disunity and hatred in a multicultural nation like Nigeria.”
According to the petition’s creator, preventing Brymo from winning the award would send a strong message to the singer.
It would send a clear message to him and others like him that he cannot get away with such blatant ethnic intolerance if he were not to win the All-Africa Music Award.
As of the time of this report, the petition had over 6,000 signatures.