Olumo! The rock that stood when others went down, the one that stood despite the cold treatment thrown on him Industry’s big guns.
Ibrahim Olawale popularly known as Brymo is not your favourite Artist when it comes to releasing party melodies. As a matter of fact, his best record ever “Ara” is still being played even in his new base in diaspora. Though, the former Chocolate City signee has not been in chit-chat mood with his former partner, Jude Abaga. Recent evidences on social media show they might be trying to put the axe on their rift very soon. Brymo’s prowess in the booth cannot be over emphasized as shown in the quality of his vocals, lyrics and most important of all – his creativity.
I think a major reason for Brymo’s recent fame and growth was his infamous exit from Chocolate City. A regrettable move which made him crawl behind M.I, Jesse Jagz and Ice Prince years back. One of the turmoil he went through in Chocolate City was the decision to make the unconventional man make pop music, a genre which he did not fancy. As the events unfolded, it was imminent Ibrahim was being pushed towards the exit door.
Brymo’s decision to make socially-conscious music put him in the ranks of artistes like Fela, Femi Kuti and other unique singers; most of his songs have been activistic and freedom fighting inclined another reason to love the man behind the body of work ‘OSO’, his latest offering.
From his ‘Heya’ visuals, a song on the project, Brymo was seen unclad. The only invisible body part covered was probably his penis, covered with a replica of G-String. The same man performed with pants sometimes ago. The other artist to have done that was Burna Boy at the annual ‘Felabration’ event, in memory of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The video got people talking, especially on social media. It could be a strategy and of course, it worked for him. I really care less unless Brymo stops singing.
In my opinion, Brymo is not regular.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace