Personality of the week: Olawale Ashimi Olofo’ro (BrymO)
Olawale Ashimi was born and raised in Okokomaiko, Ojo, Lagos State. He went to Aganju Aka Primary School and later enrolled at Japual Primary School. He initially had interest in playing football after graduating from secondary school. In 1999, he recorded his first song while in secondary school and titled it “Future”. In 2002, Brymo and a few of his friends formed a group called The Aliens. Between 2004 and 2005, the group started having problems and eventually disbanded in 2005. Brymo was inspired to create music after listening to his mother sing along to numerous fuji songs.
Olawale Ashimi (who prefers to be called Olawale Olofo’ro; born 9 May 1986), better known as Brymo, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and composer. Brymo released his debut studio album, Brymstone, in 2007. His second studio album, TheSonOfaKapenta, was released in 2012. It was supported by the singles “Ara” and “Good Morning”. Brymo’s third studio album, Merchants, Dealers & Slaves, was released on 20 October 2013. It received generally positive reviews from music critics and was preceded by two singles: “Down” and “Eko”. Tabula Rasa was released as the singer’s fourth studio album on 30 October 2014. Its lead single, “Fe Mi”, was described as a “soft traditional ballad”. On 8 December 2015, Brymo released an eight-track compilation album titled Trance. Brymo released his fifth studio album, Klĭtôrĭs, on 9 May 2016. It comprises 11 tracks and was preceded by the lead single “Happy Memories”.
He recently released his sixth album titled OSO with lead singles such as ‘Olumo’, ‘Heya’