Over 6,000 Nigerians have signed the petition against the popular singer and actor Olawale Ibrahim Ashimi, better known as Brymo, over his incessant anti-Igbo comments.
A man identified as Charles Ogundele, who launched the petition against Brymo, urged Nigerians to sign the petition to ensure that the singer is prevented from winning at 2023 All Africa Music Award, AFRIMA.
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The singer, who has always made his stance known against the Igbo part of the country, had been under fire for stating that an Igbo presidency would only be a “pipe dream” due to the agitation for Biafra.
According to the petition, Brymo had recently put up a series of hateful messages on his Twitter handle against the Igbo tribe in Nigeria, going as far as retweeting a tweet that said that all Igbos are senseless.
He further said, “F*ck The Ndi Igbo. To Hell With It.”
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The All Africa Music Award had in November 2022 nominated Brymo in the Song Writer of the Year category alongside musicians from other African countries.
As voting is ongoing for the category, some Nigerians on social media have continued to sign the petition to stop the singer from winning the award. Citing his “hateful messages” against the Igbos, the petition noted that not winning the award would send a strong message to Brymo.