Singer Olawale Ashimi professionally known as Brymo practically set social media aflame after a video of his UK performance surfaced on the Internet.
For the performance, Brymo wrapped a piece of clothe around his loins while his butt was left bare.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Brymo explained the reason for his choice of clothing. He said, “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.”