My rumoured relationship with Annie Idibia affected my 9th album – Brymo
Singer Olawale Olofooro, popularly known as Brymo in an interview with media personality Joey Akan on the latest episode of his Afro Intelligence podcast, revealed that addressing the rumoured sexual relationship with his colleague, 2face’s wife, Annie Idibia, ‘created sudden hurt’ for the success of his 9th album.
During the podcast, Brymo said he tried to put up with the allegation for about two years before eventually taking the matter to the public. He outrightly stated that his decision to open up a few weeks after he released ‘9’, his ninth studio album, affected the success of the project.
“There’s another case of me being accused of sleeping with someone’s wife (Annie Idibia) and that was huge. That was ridiculous…oh my God, I carried that for maybe two years and just went on to organise chaos because I couldn’t take it anymore”, Brymo stated.
“Surprisingly, we just dropped ‘9’ and everything was going fine…first week (after release) we had millions of streams on Apple Music and it was good.
Then, I tweeted and my streams went down. Though I tweeted it, I still felt hurt. Addressing it created sudden hurt in my progress but it was necessary to end it there and then. Now the streams are getting better again. I was being politically incorrect to be correct.”
The singer also recollected how he dealt with a similar situation in 2020 when a lady accused him of sexual assault.
Brymo said he had to release ‘Libel’, his extended play (EP) to address the allegation.
“In fact I had to speak up, I had to go to the extent of making an album called ‘Libel’, just to address it, so I could seal it up and put it in the archives”, he stated.
Back in 2021, Brymo said he has not known peace since Tuface accused him of sleeping with his wife.
He said when they met at a press conference, Tuface elbowed him and called his name repeatedly without saying anything afterwards. Brymo claimed that some persons loyal to Tuface later attacked him. He said before the attack, Tuface had warned him not to “eye his throne”.