‘I can’t imagine being an Igbo citizen and seeing those tweets yesterday’ – M.I. Abaga stands with Igbos after Buhari’s controversial statement
Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer, Jude Abaga, also known as M.I Abaga has come out to express his dissatisfaction with the countless political tweets and narrative that the Igbo people are not liked in the country.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the music artist made this known via his Twitter page in response to messages from Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari. In the tweet, he expressed gratitude to his Igbo brothers and thanked all Igbos for their contributions to the country. He also encouraged individuals to include an appreciation remark with the hashtag #IamIgboToo.
“I can’t imagine being an Igbo citizen and seeing those tweets yesterday. I can’t imagine the way it would have made them feel. So I thought it would be beautiful today to tell our Igbo brothers and sisters that we love them,” he said.
“We cannot fix the years of pain, we cannot fix that feeling of not being wanted or being loved. That is not going to be the narration of our generation.”
“We love you, you are part of us. This is for my manager Abuchi, Don Jazzy, D Prince, Chidinma, Blackbonez, Phyno, Flavour, Kelechi Amadi, so many people that have given so much to this country, we love you and we stand with you today. We are Igbo too. Bless.”
It should be noted that the president sent a series of tweets on Tuesday evening condemning the increased damage of government assets in the country’s east.
Many people were offended by such tweets, which elicited mixed replies.