Fans of Brymo to counter sign petition against AFRIMA disqualification
A fan of Brymo, Abdullai Hassan, has filed a counter-petition to prevent his exclusion from the eighth All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA).
Hassan submitted the appeal in response to a previous one made by Charles Ogundele, who sought to have Brymo disqualified for the use of hate speech against the Igbos on social media.
The signer’s tweet that said, “Fuck The Ndi Igbo!!…Hell With It!!” had incited indignation among Nigerians.
Brymo made the comment in an effort to attack Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate who is from the South-East area, and running against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
Hassan alleged in his counter-petition that Brymo “is been (sic) politically and hate bullied (sic) by politicians and supporters of a presidential candidate for a general election in Nigeria.”
He added, “So, we are making this petition to oppose the one they specifically (sic) and are driven by hate, to see BRYMO been (sic) drop by the AFRIMA award.”
On his part, Ogundele is requesting Nigerians to sign a petition he has created to persuade the AFRIMA organizers to remove the artist from the category of “Song Writer of the Year,” for which he was recently nominated.