Talented Nigerian Afro-soul singer Brymo ( born Olawale Ashimi), is in town for this year’s edition of rapper M.anifest’s annual end of year concert M.anifestivities, and addressing a press conference earlier today, submits that he will be “summoning demons” when he mounts the stage at the SandBox tomorrow; “Tomorrow I’m summoning demons”, he jokes, before expressing what special place the gig holds in his heart.
Brymo performed at the 2012 edition of the Ghana Music Awards alongside then label-mates Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince & M.I. He was also recently at the Kwame Nkrumah university of Science and Technology (KNUST), but likens tomorrow’s concert to a first major gig in Ghana:“I’m looking to have a great time. This is my first time at a major show in Ghana…this doesn’t happen all the time, so I’m looking to set in the spirit, and take people with me”.
Slated for the Sandbox – Labadi, 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.