A Nigerian comedian, Ebiye Victor, has taken to Instagram to apologise to singer, Aramide Sarumoh for his distasteful comments after Aramide Sarumoh won the Best Alternative Song at the Headies award held on Saturday.

Ebiye had earlier described Aramide’s win as product of gratification, suggesting that she slept with organizers of the awards.

The post received instant backlash as hundreds of fans bombarded his handle to demand an apology for Aramide.

He wrote: “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. ❤️”