Controversial Nigerian singer Brymo talks to Sunday Scoop about performing naked on stage in London. The ‘Heya’ crooner also revealed that he was given a recording deal by Sony Music which he turned down for another international label.
Sometime last week Brymo was in the news for performing semi-nude on stage when asked he he did so, here is what 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.”
Brymo still speaking with Sunday Scoop said that he at point had three international music companies knocking on his door with offers.
“When it comes to international deals, I have had about three offers and we took one with PMG, a record company based in Oklahoma, USA. The deal lasted for a year and I decided to be independent after that. I was also offered a deal by Sony but we didn’t take it because they were not ready to give us what we asked for. My experience with foreign labels has shown that they are more interested in taking our catalogue away. In the future, all our musicians would be depending on foreigners to pay them royalties.”