Nigerian musician, Olawale Ashimi, popularly known as Brymo, who recently released nude music video has revealed the reason for his action.
The singer, in an interview with “The Punch”, said he appeared naked in his video to portray a man living without civilization in par to Nigeria without modern inventions.
He said, “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.”
He told Punch that the video portrayed a bush man living in the city. Looking around (video), you wouldn’t see much evidence of civilization. We did not create most of the things that we use in this country and that’s not good. We need to think. He said.
He went on further to say he doesn’t feel underrated. 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.
Speaking on comments that his nudity in his video was just a publicity stunt, Brymo asked, “Even if it’s a publicity stunt, is there anything wrong with that?”
“Music Artistes spend a lot of time and energy in the studio. So is there anything absurd in them drawing some attention to their songs?”
“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 signed to an American company, EGM, and I released an album with them but things didn’t go well and we went our separate ways.”