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Singer Brymo Reveals How Adichie’s Rejection Of National Award And Acceptance Of Chieftaincy Hurt Igbo Presidency
Nigerian singer, Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, better known as Brymo has reacted to the chieftanicy title, Nigerian novelist and author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently bagged in her hometown in Anambra State.
Naija News reports that Adichie was conferred with the title of Odeluwa ( the writer of global acclaim) in her hometown of Aba on Friday, 30th December 2022 months after she rejected a national award offered by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The 45-year-old author who was to receive the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) award neither attended nor accepted the award, conveying her non-acceptance privately.
However, Adichie in the presence of family and friends received the chieftaincy title and celebrated it.
Reacting to the development, Brymo via his Twitter page noted that Adichie’s rejection of the national award months ago and accepting a village chieftaincy comes across as a dent in the Igbo presidency and the campaign of Peter Obi.
“Five years ago, I advocated for an Igbo president to heal the country and form a cohesion,” the singer said.
“Chimamanda refusing national honours, yet accepting chieftaincy title in her village, is a jab to Peter Obi’s race. She’s an eastern mother. She’s that important. This conversation is not about elections.
“It’s about our collective healing. It would have been nice if Chimamanda took the award, then stated her reasons.
“[Like] ‘They gave me this award. I shouldn’t have taken it because Biafra is not healed, but I did for the youth.’ She shouldn’t have rejected it just like that. It doesn’t affect the rest of us as it affects the Igbo presidency and Peter Obi.
“Seeking the office, yet rejecting things from it is blackmail. I will be happy if we can just forgive yourselves.”