Nigerian YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, has expressed his regrets over a comment he made during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) regarding Nigerian students studying in the United Kingdom.
Tiamiyu issued a public apology through a video posted on his YouTube channel on Wednesday, following the intense criticism he received after the interview.
Recognized for his guidance on studying in the United Kingdom, Tiamiyu asserted that many Nigerian students pursued studies abroad not solely for acquiring new qualifications, but with the intention of starting a fresh life overseas.
In his video released on Wednesday morning, Tiamiyu sincerely apologized, clarifying that he had participated in the interview to shed light on the genuine challenges faced by the black community.
He stated, “I offer this apology from the depths of my heart, as you have witnessed in the interview/news feature. I am genuinely sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.”
Addressing those who felt discomfort due to the circulated content, Tiamiyu added, “If the material you have come across has caused you any form of distress, I deeply and sincerely apologize. I feel even more pain than you do, for if we were to meet face to face, I would hold nothing in my heart towards you except love, progress, and unwavering support. Those who know me personally are aware that this is my fundamental stance.”
He continued, “My motivation to grant the interview was solely to address the authentic challenges faced by the black community both in our home country and in the United Kingdom.”