Nigerian singer, songwriter and composer, Olawale Ashimi, better known as Brymo, has revealed in a new, why he performed semi-nude in London. 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. 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 Unclad. 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”.
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