Emdee Tiamiyu apologizes to Nigerians after getting dragged over BBC interview
Nigerian YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, has tendered an apology to Nigerians after getting dragged to filth over his recent interview with BBC News.
It was earlier reported that the UK-based Youtuber granted an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), where he claimed that Nigerians use MSc as a ploy to gain entry into the UK.
According to him, his countrymen are not genuinely interested in education or the certificate, and only want to relocate to the UK with their families.
“The student route is more like an answered prayer. It is a big bracket that’s able to take a lot of people, the ordinary people. We’re beginning to see that a lot of people just hide behind the studentship. So the student thing is not real, it’s not like they need the degrees,” he said.
The interview video went viral shortly after the UK Home Office placed a ban on foreign students pursuing less than a PhD degree from bringing dependents.
Emdee’s claims didn’t sit well with a lot of Nigerians and they bashed him for his unguarded remarks on an international platform.
Following the backlash, Emdee has publicly apologized to everyone offended by the claims he made in the interview. He said he decided to apologize after reflecting on his words.
According to him, he only agreed to the interview in order to highlight the frustrations of the Black community in the UK, and didn’t mean to taint the image of Nigerians.
I AM DEEPLY & SINCERELY SORRY 🙏🏽.
If you come across this, please share it with everyone on every platform you've shared or seen the other clips. Thank you 🙏🏽. Thank you 🙏🏽.https://t.co/P3HydZZpLu
— Emdee Tiamiyu 🔎 (@EmdeeTiamiyu) May 24, 2023