Nigerian Singer, Olawale Ashimi popularly called Brymo has explained the reason he appeared virtually naked in his new music video.
Earlier in the week, the 31-year-old song writer had released a song ‘Heya’ off his new sixth studio album titled ‘Oso’. In the video, Brymo left nothing to the imagination of his fans as he appeared in only thong playing a grand piano under a network of bridges.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the ‘Omoge campus’ crooner said he merely tried to portray the low level of civilization in the country.
“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. We need to think,” Brymo said.
Reacting to claims that his nudity in the video was just a publicity stunt to draw attention to the song, the singer said, “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?”
Meanwhile, some fans on Twitter have blasted the R n B singer following the release of ‘Heya’ video.
— Lord Scummander (@zhurg_) wrote: “Brymo! I respect your work but wearing g-string to play piano in hot sun barefoot in a public area tho. I think we lost you along time ago. Come back to sanity”.
— EX-NIGERIAN (@mildred_ojm): “I seriously don't understand why brymo is unclad in dis his new video… Why is he showing us black ynash..i just have so many questions mehnnnn.”
(@TheFunnycator): “Brymo – "Olekuuu. Tell me something wey I no fit doooo…"
"I bet you can't play piano under a bridge in the hot sun… Wearing a G string.."
— oluwadamilola (@d_amilola_): “Brymo – "Hold my igbo…" — Uchiha Senilore
What if something bites Brymo's bumbum. Pressing piano inside bush nitori olorun.”