Singer Olawale Ashimi aka Brymo caused a stir online some days back for performing semi-nude on stage in London.
The ‘Ara’ crooner only had a little strap of leather cover his groin will his butt was bare buff. In a chat with Punch newspaper Brymo tried to rationalize his act on stage.
“That was the way our forefathers used to dress before the arrival of the West. As a matter of fact, some months ago, a picture circulated on the Internet of a wealthy Igbo farmer who dressed that way in 1930. I just wanted to remind people of our past. It surprises me that people are shocked whenever I dress that way. That was the same way I dressed in the video for my song, Heya. In this part of the world, we are mostly consumers; not creators. If the advanced world should come here and take all of their technologies, we would be left naked.
“However, I appreciate the people who follow my music and see it as a form of artistic expression. Those are the people I do this for. For those who don’t like it; sorry, I don’t know what to do about that”, he said.