“I did not say anything that didn’t happen” – Singer Brymo ‘apologizes’ to those angered by his tweet as he addresses accusations of insulting the Igbos
Nigerian singer Brymo took to social media to respond to those who accused him of insulting the Igbo tribe.
Brymo stated that the whole thing began with him questioning Chimamanda’s prolific writing and asking why she would not accept the national honor from the federal government but instead accept the title of chieftaincy in her hometown, Anambra. This speaks volumes about the Igbo presidency, he said.
I suggested that for me, it says a lot about the Igbo presidency because that actual seat is what the region should be eyeing right now. I have clamored for the Igbo presidency in the last few years, you wouldn’t believe it.
“It will pop in your mind when you hear the news that Igbos do not actually want the presidency.
He said after his comments, he received death threats and a petition was raised against him at the AFRIMMA awards. It was at this point that people asked him to apologize but he refused and instead, wrote on Twitter; ”fvck the Ndigbo, to hell with it.” According to him, he wasn’t referring to the Igbos, as ”people cannot be described as it.” He said he was referring to ”peddlers of the movement” of the petition against him.
Brymo further claimed that Fvck you mean ”I don’t want to have anything to do with it,” ”I don’t care about it,” ”save me with it,” ”I don’t care about you.” However a petition is ”hurtful, harmful, going after the person’s livelihood,” and that was why he didn’t apologize.
He added that he didn’t say anything that isn’t true about the Igbos and didn’t insult the tribe and that he’s sorry to those who felt his tweet was insulting.