Over the weekend, the 12th Edition of the Headies Awards took place and afro singer Aramide took the award for best alternative artist.
This came as a surprise to her which comedian Ebiye must have misread and made an offensive comment about it, saying ‘she must have slept with someone to win that award’.
This comment of his went viral and Ebiye got a lot of backlash from it. Though he later apologized, people still felt offended on behalf of Aramide.
Read: Here Is The Reason Behind Niniola’s Terrible Headies Performance
See the screenshots below.
View his apology below.
I made a distasteful joke about @aramidemusic last night at the headies. I am embarrassed by my comments and I am profusely sorry. Aramide is a hardworking artist who deserves every recognition she gets by merit. I sincerely apologize and pledge that such will not repeat itself again. I pledge to control my words in the future as things said and written cannot be taken back. ❤️
These are people’s reaction to it.
Comments like the one Ebiye made, you gotta wonder; If you were not put on blast, would you apologize?
— Kung Fu Pandami (@DamiElebe) May 6, 2018
Ebiye should get out with his half assed apology. This isn’t the first time he’s making such a distasteful comment about women. Like it isn’t hard enough for women in the Nigerian music industry to succeed. Trash
— Z. (@LadyDonli) May 6, 2018
Ebiye is a fool.
He didn’t make a “distasteful comment”
He made a “grave accusation”
And should answer for it.
People should learn that apology doesn’t overturn everything.
Maybe then they would understand how consequences work and put some thought ahead of their statements.
— Adnan aeckae.esq (@aeckay) May 6, 2018
It is important to note that Ebiye is being called out by men (too). This will come in handy when some people try to paint all men with one brush and tell an obvious lie.
— Uncle Jaj. (@JajaPhD) May 6, 2018
You know that deep disappointment and anger you feel when someone you like a lot and hold in high esteem fucks up incredibly? I have felt that twice in the last 24 hours. Ebiye. And someone I won’t mention because he is still being accused of sexual assault.
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) May 6, 2018
This narrative of “women sleeping around to be successful” is boring & no longer valid.
— #ShareACokeWithSuperEagles (@badgalmaddie_) May 6, 2018
Ebiye is the official representative of unfortunate Nigerian misogynists
We see his kind in okada riders, conductors, male colleagues who are quick to call women ‘ashewo’ at the slightest provocation.
It is an ingrained mentality in a lot of Nigerian men pic.twitter.com/5JaEElswuz
— Dr Kelechi Okoro (@Healthertainer) May 6, 2018
Aramide may not be popular in mainstream media, but she is definitely a hard working & super talented Artiste. Ebiye’s comments are wrong and doesn’t represent popular opinion.
If he has apologised, we might as well accept it and move on.
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) May 6, 2018
After planting seed’s in people’s mind about her Character, this Ebiye now wants to apologise. Utter rubbish!
— SisiYėmmié.com 💛 (@Sisi_Yemmie) May 6, 2018
All the men on my TL are chastising Ebiye, that means we are acknowledging that he wasvery very wrong. Please dont join all of us together. Please.
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) May 6, 2018
Ebiye, first of all,it wasn’t a joke. Secondly, this is not the first time you have disrespected a female. Please don’t insult her with this apology by saying you were joking.. foolish ignorant buffoon pic.twitter.com/kpISTn0x3K
— Abidemi (@bidemi_brooke) May 6, 2018