Olawale Ashimi, a songwriter and singer better known as Brymo, has called on Nigerians to stop criticising politicians for corruption, arguing that they are less “dangerous” than his colleagues.
In a post on his Twitter page on Friday, Brymo claimed that politicians are not the most corrupt people in the country.
To further buttress his point, the ‘Yellow‘ crooner opined that his “colleagues” are more “dangerous and corrupt” than the political class.
“Stop pointing fingers at the Nigerian politician… My colleagues are more dangerous and corrupt than our political class,” he wrote.
Stop pointing fingers at the Nigerian Politician… My colleagues are more dangerous and corrupt than our political class.
— Ọláwálé Ọlọ́fọọ̀rọ̀ (@BrymOlawale) November 13, 2020
The post has since ignited a heated controversy on the microblogging platform with many Nigerians expressing their different views.
“So we should stop pointing fingers at public officials we elected into public offices and start pointing them towards people running their private lives? Wahala for your colleagues…,” a user replied.
“Politicians where elected to serve & provide our basic needs & infrstructure. That is their job. Musicians are private business owners & are free to be savvy & perhaps lobby to serve their personal interest. Don’t put them in the same category. Swallow pride and network,” another user countered.
Below are other reactions to the singer’s post:
Others Are What? Go wear shirt, cold dey catch you. https://t.co/Q5PRK1UhYF
— H.O.A (@Peruzzi) November 13, 2020
I hate the fact that Brymo is reaching for the spotlight like an upcoming artistes, man's actually very good but his PR strategy is wack..
— • General Zee 🎭 • #EndSARS (@heisTactic) November 13, 2020
Brymo is the kind of person you remove from the GC and lie that the GC was deleted. https://t.co/HB6M0B5IAv
— Marvin the Paranoid Android (@Boboye_Ak) November 13, 2020
Lol brymo please. When we’re calling rapists and people thar rip off creatives, we’ll mention your name. Rest for now https://t.co/YhGg20bggs
— Deolu Photography (@deoluphotograph) November 13, 2020
Come forward with your facts if you choose to point fingers. Beat your chest and call anyone out, the people will back you.
No dey dey background dey murmur.
— November's Very Own (@njoku_ocha) November 13, 2020
Oga, na the same people including his colleagues and other youths out there with the same mentality that we regard as the leaders of tomorrow, they are the not too young to run generation, i haven't only lost hope on our politicians but I hve also lost hope in our youths.
— Uyndako (@usmanyandandako) November 13, 2020
Very true. It's the greatest deception of the modern era;
Labeling politicians as the genesis & fuel for the ruination of the Nigerian state.
Na lie! We're all fantastically corrupt in this country 🙅🏽♀️
— Weirdmaskman NG 😷 (@WeirdmaskmanNG) November 13, 2020
I hear buh I no gree…naija politicians?…at least those artist dey give us songs to make us happy…wetin concern naija politicians concern our happiness?
— Olamilekan (@Olamile06180103) November 13, 2020
Oga Na your record label boss be corrupt the evil in that record label won’t let any talent there be great where is brymo where is Diece where is ice prince where is jeseearth jaggs where is All the talented artist we thought they were gonna make wave 👎#choccity. #ABT_THEALBUM❤️
— #endbadgovenance (@rankingchisom) November 13, 2020
Is because he has politician as godfather..People tend to do evil the more when they see those who are suppose to be an apostle of good governance at the top ,doing worse thing .
— Pappy (@pappykoloso) November 13, 2020
The entertainment industry has always been full of cut throats and thieves. Sign the wrong contract, slavery begins. Other things i know, i won't mention.
— Cannons.gray 🦉 (@CannonsGray) November 13, 2020
This is a very unpopular stand
They will come for your head
They will tell you about the 1 million things wrong with you rather than step back a sec and truly look at this tweet
They will chase clout with this tweet (that they do well)
They will NOT AGREE
— Blessed Legend (@BlessedLegend2) November 13, 2020
Don't do anything ever to make this politicians feel relaxed.. You became a star you have food and you think you can say anything.. This politicians make us feel pain and here you siding for them
— CHUDI_Nnaemeka🗿 (@Michael_chux) November 13, 2020
Yes we know, including you. You guys learnt from the vert best👉🏻Nigerian politicians, the undisputed champions of corruption. Without entertainers depression brought about by these politicians would have ended us. God bless entertainers.
— Ovie OSIRIS Oserivwoja (@Ovie02) November 13, 2020
Na you come dey harmless and completely docile. Abeg rest, pure heart.
— Aurelius (@ChuksCarson) November 13, 2020
The same problem we all facing in different sectors from the same main source actualizing one main goal, suppressing d rest of d masses
— Odunmorayo 🌸♒️🦅 (@Odunmorayo12) November 13, 2020
I pay taxes to Nigeria. Nigerian politicians are my employees, I will continue pointing fingers at them until they act right. Nothing concern me concern your collegues.
— Top Baller #SARSMUSTEND (@serene350) November 13, 2020
Like I said these politicians aren’t the problem, those waiting to loot Nigeria are more than those looting alrdy. Till we start speaking the truth Nigeria won’t change.
— likesugar (@Obiekanna) November 13, 2020
Bcoz your colleagues are more dangerous shouldn't make you to tell us to stop pointing fingers at most dangerous people.
— Kayode Teslim (@kayodeteslim) November 13, 2020
Brymo wants to use this opportunity to promote his own Album too 🤣🤣🤣
— Ayo🌟Mide⭐️ #MadeInLagos🇳🇬🦅 (@Ayomide_Han) November 13, 2020
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