Nigerians Sign Petition To Prevent Brymo From Winning AFRIMA Due To Tribalist Remarks

A Nigerian named Charles Ogundele has initiated a petition against popular alternative artist Olawale Ashimi, often known as Brymo, over his recent anti-Igbo comments on social media. He encouraged Nigerians to join the petition to prevent the artist from receiving the All Africa Music Award in 2023. (AFRIMA).

Brymo was nominated in the category of ‘Song Writer of the Year,’ and many Nigerians have joined a petition to block the artist from receiving the honor. The petition had over 6,000 signatures as of the time of this post. Given his many insulting remarks against the Igbo people, the petition argued that not accepting the prize would send a powerful message to the musician.

Many Nigerians have expressed displeasure and condemned the musician for making disparaging remarks against Nigeria’s Igbo tribe, claiming that they do not deserve to be president. Brymo Remarks drew criticism from other celebs and fans, but the musician stuck to his guns, retweeting the same set of tweets that landed him in trouble in the first place.

Ogundele explained his motivation for starting the petition: “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.”

Also, in response to Brymo’s remarks on Twitter, Paul Okoye, an Obidient movement supporter, cautioned Brymo to watch what he says while pointing out that the general election on February 25th will pass and that people would go back to their regular lives.

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