Nigerian UK based Youtuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, has tendered public apology over his comment about Nigerian students studying in the United Kingdom in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Emdee who, earlier claimed Nigerians see student visas as passports to good life abroad, shared the apology video on his YouTube channel on Wednesday, following the heavy backlash he faced on social media.
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.”