Brymo Says Igbos Are Not the Reason for His AFRIMA LOSS
One of the Nigerian music artists, Ibrahim Olawale, aka Brymo, has expressed his feelings after not winning at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). He said Igbos Are Not the Reason for His AFRIMA LOSS.
Recall that the Nigerian artist was backlashed for his words over the Labour Party presidential candidate. His words then were that the Igbo presidency would be a pipe dream, and the furious Nigerians petitioned the organizers not to give Brymo the award.
They signed a petition with about 47,000 signatures to stop Brymo from collecting the AFRIMA award. Though the artist apologized for his words, he later lost the award to Mali-based Iba One.
He had an interview with Cable, where he said he wanted to win the award before the petition would be seen everywhere. In addition, Brymo Says Igbos Are Not the Reason for His AFRIMA Loss but because of some factors.
Brymo’s words after losing AFRIMA
“I think, months before, I’d announce that I was no longer a musician but a sonic artist. It meant I was no longer eligible for awards that musicians get.
“However, AFRIMA nominated my work ‘Esan,’ so I forgot all that and looked forward to the event. But I’m no longer a singer, so I didn’t want it.
“There’s a songwriting category, but they shouldn’t nominate sonic artists. I was looking forward to it anyway, and then something happened. I got into trouble talking about Biafra leaving and staying.
“So, I stayed out of AFRIMA and didn’t attack the award afterward. Not winning had nothing to do with the southeast fracas. Everything only just came together.”