Notable Nigerian singer, Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, popularly known as Brymo, has come forward to address the controversy surrounding his alleged sexual advances towards fellow singer Simi in exchange for a music collaboration.
This issue arose when Brymo posted an audio clip on his social media account, disclosing that he had turned down the opportunity to collaborate with Simi because she had declined his request for a sexual relationship.
Following his revelation, there was a strong backlash, especially from Simi’s husband, singer Adekunle Gold, who issued a strong warning to Brymo, advising him to “stay away” from his wife and to show respect to his family.
However, in a recent TVC interview, Brymo defended his actions, labeling it as an “artistic pursuit.”
“One day I was somewhere and I met Adekunle Gold, I was just like, ‘Oh! Gold.’ The first time I was ever meeting him. And he requested a collaboration… When he came to me, I just said flatly, ‘Oga, I’m not doing any collaboration right now.’
“Two weeks after, Simi came. I didn’t know they [Simi and Adekunle Gold were together]. I’m sure you all know about Falz. He took the fall that I was supposed to take. I was the target… But I’m a smart guy.
“When I saw her [Simi], I said no features except I am laying with the woman I am working with so it can really be intense. Did she not sleep with Adekunle Gold? Is that not why the music is extra good? But she said no, and I was like okay, bye-bye and then she left.
“She wasn’t the only one I proposed it to. But guess what? I’ve made music with seven women. I didn’t sleep with anyone of them.
“After that incident, I’ve recorded songs with four women. We didn’t even have that [sexual] conversation at all. We just made music. So, it wasn’t about me asking for sex for collaboration. No, no, it wasn’t about that. For me, it was an artistic pursuit.”