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Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Sanchez01: 11:37am On Dec 10, 2020
Released date: November 28, 2020 (YouTube)

Inyamuri: Typically how Northerners would refer to anyone of Igbo extraction.

Historically, it is pretty nasty and considered derogatory, considering how the name came to be.

ALTHOUGH, the lyrics do not ridicule, taunt, or laugh at any divide, its historical background is the problem.

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“inyamuri” means igbo person in hausa language and there’s nothing like derogatory about it, in fact Don Jazzy is an igbo man and he knows better.

The word inyamuri came into existence during the civil war when badly starved igbo children would beg the Nigerian soldiers (mostly hausa)for water saying "Nye'm mmiri". it was then used to refer to the ibos. INYAMURI has no igbo meaning, ABOKI literally means MY FRIEND in hausa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCrho1Ix5KM

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Sanchez01: 11:37am On Dec 10, 2020
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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by thorpido(m): 11:39am On Dec 10, 2020
Inyamuri would be considered derogatory especially because of how the name came about.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Amotolongbo(f): 11:39am On Dec 10, 2020
Around this time 4years ago, Dija was being dragged for her reaction to Don Jazzy’s slam on Olamide at the headies award.

Isn’t Don Jazzy the CEO of Marvin again or Di’ja has left Marvin Record.

I expect Don Jazzy who is the producer to have scrutinized and regulated the title of the music, “Iyanmiri” before being released.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by GavelSlam: 11:40am On Dec 10, 2020
Oppression.
She should have called it Okoro.
grin

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by IamWonderful: 11:41am On Dec 10, 2020
Hahahahahahahaha

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by LibertyRep: 11:41am On Dec 10, 2020
This will generate the needed attention and publicity.

Wise person

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by mightyhazel: 11:42am On Dec 10, 2020
thorpido:
Inyamuri would be considered derogatory especially because of how the name came about.
Yamiri has always been a derogatory term used by the northerns to refer to igbos from time immemorial. Early igbo travellers to the north those days will feel v dehydrated considering their hot and dry climate there. Once at the park they beckon on water vendors to ' ,nyem mmiri'.. as they disembark. during the pogrom preceeding the war, hausa soldiers looking for igbo civillianswould be seen shoutin 'ina yamiri' .. where are the igbos?


how can igbo kids who run away from soldiers be asking them for water? Are the soldiers water vendors or agents of mass deaths? Or is water now food that was scarce? Food was scarce,water was not

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by IamWonderful: 11:43am On Dec 10, 2020
Igbos have suffer in Nigeria

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Sanchez01: 11:45am On Dec 10, 2020
LibertyRep:
This will generate the needed attention and publicity.

Wise person
Nothing is wise about it. Ethnic banters are one thing, rubbing certain slurs on one's face is another. The word is derogatory and not a wise business move. And to think that it is coming at a time when ethnic gaps are getting wider on a daily, it is a wrong call.

Mavin shouldn't have let this slide. Don Jazzy is half Igbo and should have been abreast of the history of the name. This is a miss.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by fnep2smooth(m): 11:47am On Dec 10, 2020
Every tribe has their own name.. Yoruba people call us "Omo ije okuta ma mu omi" mean people who eat stone without drinking water.

Igbo call yoruba "ndi ofe mma nu" meaning people with oily soup.

While Igbo people can hausa "ndi ugu" meaning people from the hill.

So every tribe get their own nickname but you need to be careful on how to use it because it sounds provocative to someone people same way nigroooo sound offensive to blacks.

At this heat of disintegration you de name ur single inyamuri, u won provoke some people.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Karlifate: 11:48am On Dec 10, 2020
She simply used the politicians' way of garnering attention.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by mightyhazel: 11:49am On Dec 10, 2020
IamWonderful:
Igbos have suffer in Nigeria
u break eggs then u eat omelettes

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by twutin1: 11:50am On Dec 10, 2020
This isn’t the first.
Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Dreambeat: 11:52am On Dec 10, 2020
What she did was intentional. The useless failed musicians can't tell me she didn't know the word is derogatory.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Nbotee(m): 11:55am On Dec 10, 2020
Nigerians are the highest bunch of hypocrites in the whole universe. The same Nigerians who are quick to jump online and rant wen any issue of racism comes up anywhere in the world are the same ones who would tell U it is normal to refer to their fellow Nigerians by terms dat were know are offensive

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by LibertyRep: 11:58am On Dec 10, 2020
Sanchez01:

Nothing is wise about it. Ethnic banters are one thing, rubbing certain slurs on one's face is another. The word is derogatory and not a wise business move. And to think that it is coming at a time when ethnic gaps are getting wider on a daily, it is a wrong call.

Mavin shouldn't have let this slide. Don Jazzy is half Igbo and should have been abreast of the history of the name. This is a miss.

This is the exact controversy they court by using the supposedly derogatory word.
They want publicity and controversy and they'll get it freely.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Sanchez01: 11:59am On Dec 10, 2020
fnep2smooth:
Every tribe has their own name.. YouTube people call us "Omo ije okuta ma my omi" mean people who eat stone without drinking water.

Igbo call youruba "idi ofe imanu" meaning people with oily soup.

While Igbo people can hausa "Idi ugh" meaning people from the hill.

So every tribe get their own nickname but you need to be careful on how to use it because it sounds provocative to someone people same way nigroooo sound offensive to blacks.

At this heat of disintegration you de name ur single inyamuri, u won provoke some people.
Well, true. Branding as a result of what you eat isn't a crime.

I know for a fact that the Yorubas refer to Igbo folks as 'Aj'okuta ma m'omi' (One who eats stone without drinking water - Origin: The Igbo Akpu is stronger and stone-like compared to the typical Yoruba fufu' and then there is 'Ndi ofe mmanu' (Oil soup eater - Origin: The Yorubas obviously fancy palm oil to vegetable oil and they use it in abundance when cooking).

Where I'm from, we have a name for the Yorubas, Hausas and Igbos based on obvious habits. Regardless, the scenario is a bit different when 'Inyamuri' is compared with all other aforementioned names. There is a sad story to the name the earliest people who branded the names on the Igbo people did so out of spite and ridicule. While the average Northerner might not understand that it is derogatory, using the same in a body of work even though the song is non provocative is a huge miss. Research should be the foundation of every creative works.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Sanchez01: 12:03pm On Dec 10, 2020
LibertyRep:


This is the exact controversy they court by using the supposedly derogatory word.
They want publicity and controversy and they'll get it freely.
I am tempted to believe this because the sound is purely a Northern sound. However, it would be a stupid move because she will only manage to appeal to Northerners while losing the South, which is Nigeria's entertainment HQ. Sincerely, it makes no sense to me to court this type of controversy. It is highly sensitive.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by History555: 12:06pm On Dec 10, 2020
If she likes use ipob. Rubbish music is rubbish music

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by RemoveKebab: 12:18pm On Dec 10, 2020
Make I see one IDIAT wey go drag yoruba into this

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by ivandragon: 12:32pm On Dec 10, 2020
Hmmm

This is so wrong...

Like someone pointed out, giving the present ethnic tension in the country, a supposedly casual usage of such derogatory word is uncalled for.

At a PSG champions League gain a couple of days ago, the fourth referee referred to a black coach as 'the black guy' & all hell was let loose.

Point is, be mindful of the usage of terms having regard for locations & situations...

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by HAccord: 1:18pm On Dec 10, 2020
Sanchez01:
[s]Released date: November 28, 2020 (YouTube)

Inyamuri: Typically how Northerners would refer to anyone of Igbo extraction.

Historically, it is pretty nasty and considered derogatory, considering how the name came to be.

ALTHOUGH, the lyrics do not ridicule, taunt, or laugh at any divide, its historical background is the problem.






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCrho1Ix5KM[/s]

Stop lying and twisting history, the Ibos were called nyamuri (a corruption of yem mmiri) before the civil war. Go and do your findings. Ibos who travelled to the North even in the 1940s where called Nyamuri even before the civil war.



The origin of the word stems from the fact that the first Igbo travellers who travelled to the hot arid north always asked for water immediately they got there after the long harrowing journey. Even Zik was called nyamiri in his days as a boy growing up in the north, long before the civil war.

Get your facts right Mr zombie.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by pepperdemzombie: 1:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
Igbos call people Afonja/hydraulic soup eaters and Aboki/Almajiri, so no news here.
Those who throw stones can't live in glass houses.
E pain Dem die!

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Nobody: 2:29pm On Dec 10, 2020
Sanchez01:

Well, true. Branding as a result of what you eat isn't a crime.

I know for a fact that the Yorubas refer to Igbo folks as 'Aj'okuta ma m'omi' (One who eats stone without drinking water - Origin: The Igbo Akpu is stronger and stone-like compared to the typical Yoruba fufu' and then there is 'Ndi ofe mmanu' (Oil soup eater - Origin: The Yorubas obviously fancy palm oil to vegetable oil and they use it in abundance when cooking).

Where I'm from, we have a name for the Yorubas, Hausas and Igbos based on obvious habits. Regardless, the scenario is a bit different when 'Inyamuri' is compared with all other aforementioned names. There is a sad story to the name the earliest people who branded the names on the Igbo people did so out of spite and ridicule. While the average Northerner might not understand that it is derogatory, using the same in a body of work even though the song is non provocative is a huge miss. Research should be the foundation of every creative works.
Good day Sanchez. I thought you were Yoruba!

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Nobody: 2:36pm On Dec 10, 2020
Sanchez01:

Well, true. Branding as a result of what you eat isn't a crime.

I know for a fact that the Yorubas refer to Igbo folks as 'Aj'okuta ma m'omi' (One who eats stone without drinking water - Origin: The Igbo Akpu is stronger and stone-like compared to the typical Yoruba fufu' and then there is 'Ndi ofe mmanu' (Oil soup eater - Origin: The Yorubas obviously fancy palm oil to vegetable oil and they use it in abundance when cooking).

Where I'm from, we have a name for the Yorubas, Hausas and Igbos based on obvious habits. Regardless, the scenario is a bit different when 'Inyamuri' is compared with all other aforementioned names. There is a sad story to the name the earliest people who branded the names on the Igbo people did so out of spite and ridicule. While the average Northerner might not understand that it is derogatory, using the same in a body of work even though the song is non provocative is a huge miss. Research should be the foundation
of every creative works.

You've said it all !

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by Sanchez01: 2:37pm On Dec 10, 2020
gomojam:
Good day Sanchez. I thought you were Yoruba!
No, not at all.

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Re: Di'ja's Single "Inyamuri" Generate Ethnic Reactions (Photos) by ifeoluwapo25977: 2:44pm On Dec 10, 2020
Inyamuri would be considered derogatory especially because of how the name came about.

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