Talented Nigerian Afro-soul singer Brymo ( born Olawale Ashimi), has been off the radar for quite a while. A contractual tussle with his former label, Chocalate City, grinded his stellar rise on the top, but after years in hibernation, the crooner is back.
Showbiz portal, www.enewsgh.com can confirm that, the ‘Ara’ hit maker will grace this year’s edition of rapper, M.anifest’s annual end of year concert M.anifestivities – coming off this Dec 16, at Sandbox Beach, South Labadi.
Slated for the Sandbox – Osu, on December 16, the show, which has been running since 2012, is a traditional gesture of appreciation to M.anifest’s fans for their unwavering support, and will also witness performances from other esteemed industry colleagues including Cina Soul, Keyzus, and Worlasi.
Brymo features on two songs: Sugar ( his first feature in three years), and Goodbye off the album, which has already been touted as the best album for 2016 by fans and critics alike.
Formerly signed to top Nigerian music label Chocolate City, the singer, 30, has has six albums to his credit: Brymstone (2007), TheSonOfaKapenta (2012), Merchants, Dealers, & Slaves (2013), Tabula Rasa (2014), Trance (2015), and Klĭtôrĭs (2016), and has received praise for his expert fusion of fuji, R&B, pop and rock in his craft. Recurring themes in his music include love and social injustice.
This year, like many others, M.anifest has been among the most spoken-about rappers in the country, dominating headlines and being named among the top emcees in the country; notably by international music channel MTV Base Africa.
He also released his fifth project: Nowhere Cool to significant commercial and critical acclaim, including from Damon Albarn, Rocky Dawuni, and Spoek Mathambo.
M.anifest’s other works include Apae: the price of free EP (2013), Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America (2011), The Birds and the Beats (Free Mixtape, 2009), and Manifestations (2007). In a remarkable career, he has won Best Rapper of the year (2013) – Ghana Music Award, Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2013) – Ghana Music Awards, Best Hip-Hop Video – 4syte Music Video Awards, Minnesota Emerging composer Award (MECA) (2010) – American Composers Forum, Songwriter of the Year (2008) – City Pages, among others.