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Petition To Stop Brymo Winning AFRIMA Award Over Bigotry Exceeds 9,000


January 11, (THEWILL) – The number of people who have called for the disqualification of Olawale Oloforo, aka Brymo, from the 8th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), over his contentious remarks about the Igbo community has skyrocketed to 8,000 from the initial 2,600.

The goal is to reach 10,000.

According to the petition, not receiving the honour will send the musician a clear message, considering his recent derogatory statements against the Igbo people.

A Twitter user, Charles Ogundele, is spearheading the petition against the alternative musician and has urged Nigerians to turn in their petition to ensure that the artiste is disqualified from winning the 2023 AFRIMA awards in the songwriter category.

The petition, initiated reads: “Brymo recently put up a series of hateful messages on Twitter toward the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, going as far as retweeting a tweet, which said that all Igbos are senseless.

“Some Nigerians signed the petition to prevent the musician from receiving the award after Brymo was nominated by AFRIMA for “Song Writer of the Year” last year.

“In one of his tweets, he wrote ‘fck omo Igbo’, which translates to ‘fuck the Igbo people.’

“His actions are ones which spark disunity and hatred in the multicultural nation that Nigeria is.

“Preventing him from winning the All Africa Music Award would send a strong message to him, and people like him, that he can’t get away with such blatant ethnic bigotry.”