Popular Nigerian singer and actor Olawale Ibrahim Ashimi, better known as Brymo has tendered an apology to the Igbos over an offensive tweet he made against the ethnic group.
This is coming hours after thousands of Nigerians on social media signed a petition launched against the singer by one Charles Ogundele, to prevent him from winning at 2023 All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA).
Brymo had been under fire for recently putting up a series of hateful messages on his Twitter handle toward 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.”
Brymo, however, early Monday, made a U-turn and this is also after he had gone live on his Instagram page on Friday tender a public apology for spewing bigotry.
The Singer said, “I did not insult the tribe, I am sorry to anyone who it sounded as such to”, adding that he was “trying to weigh into a very important matter.”
On Monday, he wrote on twitter, “Forgive my assertions that came across as bigoted spewings against the Igbo tribe, I did not mean to do harm, I am sorry!! ..” he wrote.
“My apologies are extended to all igbos that may not know too… I missed that cos I am deeply affected most around once I’m closer to … do accept my sorry , I did not mean harm”.