Nigerian Singer, Olawale Ashimi, aka Brymo performed at an event
recently in London rocking nothing but a piece of clothe wrapped around
his loins while his butt was left bare.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Brymo explained the reason for his choice of clothing saying,
‘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’.
He went on to add that,
‘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’.