How Youtuber Tiamiyu Apologised for His Controversial Comment on BBC

Emdee Tiamiyu, a Nigerian Youtuber who gives tips on studying in the United Kingdom, has issued an apology video after facing criticism for his comment on a BBC interview.

In the interview, Tiamiyu claimed that many Nigerian students who go to the UK are not interested in getting new qualifications, but in starting a new life abroad.

This comment sparked outrage among Nigerians who accused him of being insensitive and disrespectful to their struggles and aspirations.

Tiamiyu, who has over 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, posted a video on Wednesday morning to express his regret and explain his intention.

He said he agreed to do the interview to highlight the challenges that the black community faces both in Nigeria and in the UK.

He said, “I am doing this from the reflections and the truthfulness of my heart that you have seen in the interview/ news feature. Please, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

“If what you have seen being circulated has made you uncomfortable in any way at all, I am sorry, deeply and sincerely sorry.

“And why do I say sorry, because for whatever pain that you feel, I feel even more, because if I meet you in person, if we were able to sit in the same space, probably engage, there is nothing in my heart for you other than love, progress and positive support. People who know me in the world know that this is what I have got.

“There is no other motivation than to grant an interview to speak on the challenges that we genuinely face as a black community back at home and also in the UK.”

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