Brymo whose real name is Olawale Ashimi released the video for his new hit song ‘Heya’ a couple of days ago and it did stir up a lot of controversy. Fans kept talking about Brymo’s appearance in the video as he was seen wear nothing but G-string and playing piano. The former Chocolate city artiste in an interview with Punch, explained why he did what he did in the video.
1.The song is an expression of my environment
“The song is an expression of my environment. I like to paint as much as I can and I think that most of us are bush people, even though we live in cities. The video portrayed a bush man living in the city. If you look around, you wouldn’t see much evidence of civilisation. We did not create most of the things that we use in this country and that’s not good.
2.Nothing wrong if its a publicity stunt
“Even if it’s a publicity stunt, is there anything wrong with that? Singers spend a lot of time and energy in the studio. So is there anything absurd in them drawing some attention to their songs?”
3.My music is to change the system
People are used to a system and if you want to change them, you have to do it slowly. My albums are doing well and we found that most people, who download my music are in Europe and America. Right now, I have no complaints.
4,He only performs at top shows
I only perform at top shows. Just this week, I have had two events. I will also be performing today (Sunday) as well. Generally, I get a lot of love in Africa, and as for the people who say they haven’t seen me perform on big stages lately, they are most likely looking in the wrong places. As much as I’m looking at having an international career, Africa will always be my root. I was once signed to an American company, EGM, and I released an album with them but things didn’t go as planned and we went our separate ways.”