It has been a week since the famous Nigerian singer Olawale Ashimi, known as Brymo, subtly suggested that the Igbo in Nigeria are not ripe for the presidency and lashed out at the supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labor PartyPeter Obi.
The comments have sparked the ire of Igbos and Obi supporters.
Now a petition that began six days ago seeking to stop his nomination for the 2022 Africa Music Prize (AFRIMA) has garnered 28,000 signatures.
The goal is 35,000 signatures.
The petition started by Charles Ogundele accused the singer of posting a series of hateful messages on Twitter towards the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, even going so far as to retweet a tweet saying that all Igbo are nonsense.
“His actions cause disunity and hatred in the attention there. Stopping him from winning the All Africa Music Award would send a strong message to him, and to people like him, that he cannot get away with such blatant ethnic intolerance,” the petition reads…