Nigerian singer, Brymo, has apologised for his anti-Igbo comments which have attracted condemnation from Nigerians.
The singer recently came under fire after he said he would not support an Igbo presidential candidate because people from that region cannot be trusted with power.
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The statement prompted many angry Nigerians to sign a petition to cancel Brymo and stop him from winning the AFRIMA award.
Following the backlash, the singer tendered an apology via an Instagram live session where he said he never intended to disparage the Igbo tribe.
“I didn’t insult the tribe (igbos), i will not do that. I apologize to anyone who is saddened by such tweet. I was trying to weigh in on very important matters.”
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Meanwhile, Comedian and filmmaker AY has said most celebrities are frightened to speak out publicly in support of their preferred candidate during elections.
He explained that people often put celebrities under undue pressure during the election period.
AY stated that even when celebrities are bold enough to support a candidate, they are often criticised by others who have selfish interests.
He further urged individuals to stop putting celebrities like himself under pressure.