Brymo Apologizes for Insulting Igbos

A Nigerian singer, Brymo, has apologized for insulting Nigerians of Igbo descent.

Over 8000 people have called for Brymo’s exclusion from the 8th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) due to his insulting remarks about the Igbo tribe.

According to the petition, not receiving the honor will send a clear message to the musician, given his recent derogatory remarks about the Igbo people.

Taking to his Instagram page on Friday, Brymo stated that the whole drama started with Chimamanda Adichie receiving a chieftaincy title in her hometown, yet shunning a national award.

He claimed that he has been an advocate for the Igbo presidency in the past few years and was only calling out the Ndi Igbo movement, which he is clearly not pleased with.

He said: “It is very important you understand that this entire fracas began with me seeing in the media that Chimamanda Adichie refused some national honours and had picked up some traditional title in the East at home.

“I have clamoured for Igbo presidency in the last few years, you wouldn’t believe it.

“I said, ‘Fuck Ndi’Igbo to hell with it – the ‘it’ refers to the peddlers of the movement i.e people championing for it.”

“I did not insult the tribe, I’m sorry to anyone who it sounded as such to. I was trying to weigh into a very important matter.”

 

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