Nigerian singer Brymo has faced backlash on Twitter for expressing his belief that it is not advisable for Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra, to become president of Nigeria. Brymo, who has endorsed Bola Tinubu, the 2023 presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), claimed that the possibility of an Igbo presidency will remain a “pipe dream” as long as there are discussions of Biafra in the South East.
Checkout few of the replies he got thereafter:
@HeisBriggs said, “Brymo is a fake musician. He doesn’t practice what he preaches with his songs. He pretends to be woke and sings about slavery, but he’s the slave himself. He writes like an intelligent man but speaks like a layman. He is just fake, y’all ignore him.”
@RayoKasali said, “If a tribe of 40M+ who produced our first president 60 years ago and the first indigenous head of the military still has to be tested with a VP slot (that they had like 44 years ago,) then what does that say about smaller ethnicities?”
@Ifyblaze22 said, “I’m not surprised with your tweet about the Igbos. Afterall, you’re the one that wore a G-string to promote your song the other time… Just smoke your weed in peace my guy.”
@Ayaya_is_Ayaya said, “You support Tinubu despite all the revelations about his personality, you are evil and probably a criminal like him. I have absolutely no respect for you. I love how the 2023 elections have exposed a lot of you.”
His comments sparked outrage on Twitter, with users accusing him of making offensive remarks not just about Peter Obi but also about Igbo people as a whole. Some users also criticized him for supporting Tinubu despite accusations about the candidate’s personality, and accused Brymo of being “evil” and potentially a criminal.