Olawale BrymO, a singer, has apologized for his tweets about the possibility of a south-easterner producing a Nigerian president.
Thousands of Nigerians signed a petition to prevent the singer from winning the All Africa Music Award, for which he was nominated in the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ category.
The singer was chastised for claiming that the Igbos are not prepared to produce a Nigerian president.
He also urged the region to try out for the vice presidency before aiming for the presidency.
He went live on his Instagram account on Friday night to address the issue and clarify what led to his tweets.
Brymo said that issue started after he shared his opinion about author Chimamanda Adichie refusing national honours but accepting a chieftaincy title in her hometown, Abba, Anambra State.
He said, “It is very important you understand that this entire fracas began with me seeing in the media that Chimamanda Adichie refused some national honours and had picked up some traditional title in the East at home.
“And 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 clamoured for 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.
“I did not insult the tribe, I am sorry to anyone who it sounded as such to. I was trying to weigh into a very important matter.”