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Big congrats to Brymo and his baby mama as they are set to welcome a baby soon. On instagram, the excited singer said “We gonna have a baby!! Am gonna be daddy!!!!… “singing”, and also shared a picture of his baby mama.

Nice nice! Congrats to them.

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Well say it aint so.

Akon pretty much confirmed on a video interview with OkayAfrica his interest in signing Nigerian act, Brymo to his buzzing label, Konvict Music. He also mentioned names WizKid, Davido, and P-Square as artists already signed up with him under the Konvict Music family.

Could this possibly happen? Brymo to Konvict Music? I’m sure some people are smiling, and some others wont be.

Check out the interview

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Brymo has had his fare share of controversy. We don’t need to go into that, and one thing we know he’s very good at is throwing sub messages on twitter. I mean we’ve seen a lot of it from him in the past, but the latest series of tweets kinda leaves us scratching our heads. His album, Tabula Rasa, was released a few weeks ago, and has been selling on iTunes but no knowledge of physical album sales have been noted as of yet.

Is it at the former label? Is it at Flavour, who just had information released that he sold 1 million copies of his album Thankful in 5 days? Is it at someone totally random that we don’t know? It’s kind of hard to say because he starts off in one direction and ends in another.

Check out the tweets and you tell us what you think… and yes, it’s kind of our business :)

 

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ALBUM: TABULA RASA

ARTISTE: BRYMO

Tabula Rasa is a Latin term which means “Clean Slate”, a metaphoric phrase for a fresh start, and Brymo has desperately been in need of a fresh start following the recent troubles his career has faced. After the release of his last album, Merchant, Dealers and Slaves, the court injunctions stopping the sales of the album affected the circulation of the album, and made Brymo take a forced Hiatus from the scene. However, Brymo announced this new album with the single “Fe Mi” released in September 2014. Brymo presents his fourth studio album, a gift to all lovers of good music.

Tabula Rasa is an 11-track masterpiece of auditory art, a delight to people who value and appreciate good music, with deep meaning, and messages. The well produced album is a fine combination of premium instrumentals, stellar lyricism, with mixing and mastering that is nothing short of world class.

Brymo begins this amazing album with “Back to love” as he yearns for the simple things of life, a pretty good way to start an album, as he sings about losing some things close to him, and he wants to go back to those things he has lost. Brymo sings about the good old days, about going back to the simple things, about going back to love. The theme of love continues on “Fe Mi”, as Brymo sings about a girl he is in love with, as he recounts his experiences with her, explaining how the girl treats him nice, in the first verse, then bridges the verses with a chorus asking the lady to marry him, and in the second verse, he tells the girl what he will do for her after they get married, all he asks the girl to do is say yes, and marry him. Brymo channels Fela on “Preek No Get Shoulder” and indeed traces of Fela are evident all over the album in terms of inspiration for the songs. On this song, Brymo is talking to the youth who has come of age. Brymo advises the youth to make his or her choices carefully, as whatever he or she does will affect the way their lives turn out. Brymo flaunts his writing skills on “Dear Child”, and it’s a song that will have you nodding your head, ignoring the explicit content. Brymo pens a befitting tribute to his grandmother, relating the experiences he shared, and the valuable lessons he learnt from her while she was alive. This is one of the most beautiful songs on the album, and a direct opposite to the “Grandpa” track on MDS. This is a song you can replay a thousand times and Brymo’s presentation and delivery on this track is near flawless, contender for the best song of the album. On “Je Le O Sin Mi” Brymo reminisces about his childhood, and the overall idea of this song is the appreciation for the child. Brymo sings about the influence of the parents on a child: Teaching of morals, provision for them, and most importantly, the importance of sending the child to school, which explains the title of the song. Another flawlessly written track by Brymo. In “Never Look back“, Brymo sings for the young and restless youth, and the spirit of never looking back. Brymo tries to motivate the listener never to look back despite what he or she faces in life. Brymo displays his stellar writing skills again on this track, although the song would have been better if the hook wasn’t a one-word hook. Alone is a spoken word appearance by Sammy Sage Hassan. Over a jazz undertone, Sage does what he does best as he takes us on a spoken word journey of beautiful poetry, as he makes us explore his loneliness, after heartbreak. He is alone after the one he loved left him. A wonderfully crafted piece of poetry from one of Nigeria’s Pioneer of Spoken word. On “Jungle fever“, Brymo drops a song for the masses, singing about what the average Nigerian is passing through. Brymo also sings about segregation, corruption, bribery and other problems that plague our country. This song is faster in tempo than any other song on the album, and its difference is shown in the electric guitar undertone. 1 pound is almost alike in concept to Jungle Fever, but the instrumental this time around is different, and Brymo does a good job of making the listener relate to what he writes down, with his wonderful delivery and amazing voice. Singing to his lover on “Nothing’s Ever Promised tomorrow”, Brymo professes his love for her, promising her nothing will change between them if they both stay true to each other. As Brymo brings the album to a slow end on a love letter to a girl, one wonders who this new girl in Brymo’s life could be, because he’s seriously in love with her. Brymo re-professes his love to her, telling her that no matter what they go through, his love will remain strong for her. This is the best love song on the album, and the lyrics will definitely melt any girl’s heart.

The Album, like I said is a genuine gift to all lovers of good music, and a way to show that good music can still come out of Nigeria. If you were looking for a dance track, or the new shoki remix, you looked in the wrong place. After listening to this album, I have only one wish: Asa and Brymo should collaborate on a song please, as after Asa’s album; the next album that can come close to it in terms of the quality of good music is this album. This album is a classic, and with tracks that will get across to the listener. Even if you don’t understand Yoruba, you should look for someone that does to interpret for you, so you can grasp the true meanings of the songs rendered in Yoruba. Brymo, well done!

ALBUM RATING: 9/10

By @SifonB

ALBUM: TABULA RASA ARTISTE: BRYMO Tabula Rasa is a Latin term which means “Clean Slate”, a metaphoric phrase for a fresh start, and Brymo has desperately been in need of a fresh start following the recent troubles his career has faced. After the release of his last album, Merchant, Dealers and Slaves, the court injunctions stopping the sales of the album affected the circulation of the album, and made Brymo take a forced Hiatus from the scene. However, Brymo announced this new album with the single “Fe Mi” released in September 2014. Brymo presents his fourth studio album, a gift to all lovers of good music. Tabula Rasa is an 11-track masterpiece of auditory art, a delight to people who value and appreciate good music, with deep meaning, and messages. The well produced album is a fine combination of premium instrumentals, stellar lyricism, with mixing and mastering that is nothing short of world class. Brymo begins this amazing album with “Back to love” as he yearns for the simple things of life, a pretty good way to start an album, as he sings about losing some things close to him, and he wants to go back to those things he has lost. Brymo sings about the good old days, about going back to the simple things, about going back to love. The theme of love continues on “Fe Mi”, as Brymo sings about a girl he is in love with, as he recounts his experiences with her, explaining how the girl treats him nice, in the first verse, then bridges the verses with a chorus asking the lady to marry him, and in the second verse, he tells the girl what he will do for her after they get married, all he asks the girl to do is say yes, and marry him. Brymo channels Fela on “Preek No Get Shoulder” and indeed traces of Fela are evident all over the album in terms of inspiration for the songs. On this song, Brymo is talking to the youth who has come of age. Brymo advises the youth to make his or her choices carefully, as whatever he or she does will affect the way their lives turn out. Brymo flaunts his writing skills on “Dear Child”, and it’s a song that will have you nodding your head, ignoring the explicit content. Brymo pens a befitting tribute to his grandmother, relating the experiences he shared, and the valuable lessons he learnt from her while she was alive. This is one of the most beautiful songs on the album, and a direct opposite to the “Grandpa” track on MDS. This is a song you can replay a thousand times and Brymo’s presentation and delivery on this track is near flawless, contender for the best song of the album. On “Je Le O Sin Mi” Brymo reminisces about his childhood, and the overall idea of this song is the appreciation for the child. Brymo sings about the influence of the parents on a…
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We posted earlier That Brymo will be releasing his 4th Studio Album, Tabula Rasa (The Gift) on the 30th of october.

Good News! You can Now Listen to snippets and Pre -order the Album on Amazon!

Olawale makes Good music :)

Track list:

1. Back To Love
2.Fe Mi
3.Prick No Get Shoulder [Explicit] 4.Dear Child
5..Je’le O Sinmi
6.Never Look Back
7.Alone
8.Jungle Fever
9.1 Pound
10.Nothing’s Ever Promised Tomorrow…
11..Again.

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Brymo has put out the official track-list to his upcoming 4th studio album, Tabula Rasa. The album has also gone up on Amazon for pre-order so for fans of Brymo you can cop it in advance.

The 11 track album will be officially released on October 30th, 2014, but check out the tracklist:

  1. Back to Love
  2. Fe Mi
  3. Prick No Get Shoulder [Explicit]
  4. Dear Child
  5. Je’le O Sinmi
  6. Never Look Back
  7. Alone
  8. Jungle Fever
  9. 1 Pound
  10. Nothing’s Ever Promised Tomorrow…
  11. Again

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Brymo is getting ready to release his 4th studio album titled, Tabula Rasa, on October 30th, 2014.

Brymo made the announcement via his Twitter page. Talking about the album, he said “I know I said M,D&S was the best Brymo yet.. Well here’s something a little sweeter!!”

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Brymo just released a single, FeMi, which we believe to be the lead single off the album late last month.

This is great news for Brymo fans, who were scared that at some point we might get any music from the talented artist.

Yesterday July 31st, The US Consulate hosted the nominees of The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 to a reception in Lagos, Nigeria.The event held at the residence of the Consul-General, Jeffrey Hawkins. Guests at the reception included Rita Dominic, Vonne Vixen, Toke Makinwa, Uche Nnaji, Mai Atafo, Noble Igwe, Fela Durotoye, Ivie Okujaye, Bez, Ice Prince, OC Ukeje, Brymo, Funlola Aiofioyebi, Pastor Ituah, Stephanie Coker, Osas Ighodaro amongst others.

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Brymo has caught a break in the court system as A federal high court in Lagos, Nigeria has lifted an interim order of injunction ordered on the request of Chocolate City against Brymo releasing any musical work.

Punch Newspaper reports that the injunction put on by Justice Ibrahim Buba on October 21, 2013 to restrain the singer from releasing or distributing any musical work, pending the determination of a substantive suit against him has been lifted, and Brymo is free to release his music until a decision in court is made.

Chocolate City has maintained that Brymo’s contract is still valid till 2016, and as such, he should not be allowed to renege on the contract. Brymo on the other hand, after unceremoniously leaving the label has maintained that Chocolate City didn’t live up to their end of the contract.

Brymo released his 3rd album, Merchants, Dealers & Slaves in October of 2013, and has received a lot of great reviews from critics and fans.

The court case is adjourned till March 19th, and 20th 2014.

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Yung6ix is really trying hard to prove his self proclaimed Best Rapper in Nigeria tag, and this new tune which found its way to the internet will give his fans and critics something to talk about.

Sexy Anthem features former Choc Boy, Brymo and word on the street is that this is featured on his soon to be release album, 6 ‘O Clock. Now let’s hope it’s actually going to be released this year.

We’ll worry about that later though, for now check on this. Yung6ix Sexy Anthem! Enjoy!

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The battle between Chocolate City and their former Artist, Brymo is set to continue at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos as they will return to court on January 14th, 2014.

The case was adjourned until 14th of January, after the presiding judge was unavoidable absence at the court leading to the suspension of the case. The case reportedly has been adjourned twice following the November 11 adjournment before this latest one.

The issue between the two is as a result of Brymo’s unceremonious exit from the record label, and there were a lot of words being thrown around from members of both parties. The notable was Brymo calling out Chocolate City Boss, Audu Maikori, and saying he’s threatening people trying to work with Brymo.

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We’re about 7 days away from 2014, but before we jump ahead and look into the new year and what it holds let’s take a look back at some of the best bodies of work we got to witness in the past year.

Quite honestly 2013 was a year with floods of forgettable music with little gems of great music buried in between. Without going into too much long story, let’s explore 6 of the best albums released in 2013. Quite honestly this was supposed to be 5 but I couldn’t cut one out between 5 & 6 so alas. 6 albums it is.

6. Waje – Word Aren’t Just Enough

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After what seemed like forever, Waje finally released her debut album, Word Aren’t Just Enough, and like we expected she put her stamp on our generation of musicians as a solid force. Apart from the hit singles I Wish, Oko Mi, Na The Way that graced us before the album dropped, the album blessed us with lovable songs like Only You, Fine Girl, and Onye. If only Omini Knowest had found a way to be released with the album everything would’ve been perfect. Deluxe album maybe?

 

5. Burna Boy – L.I.F.E ( Leaving an Impact For Eternity)

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Burna Boy was red hot heading into 2013 with singles Like To Party, and Tonight putting him top of the list of most exciting acts to watch in 2013.

His album, L.I.F.E dropped during the year, and surely didn’t disappoint the fans at all. Run My Race, Yawa Dey, Abeg Abeg Remix, and Boom Boom Boom  are all songs that will be fan favorites going into 2014. The album is not perfect and has its short comings but overall the album is definitely more than worth having in your collection.

4. Banky W – RnBW

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Banky W has one of the best voices of his peers, and for all intensive purposes can be called the King of RnBW in Nigerian music today.

After what didn’t seem like 4 years since his last album, Banky W once again blessed us with a nice project that reminded us of exactly why he is called Mr Capable. The lead single, Yes/No is very easily a modern day classic wedding song (I used it as mine), and other songs on the album Good Good Loving, Letter To My Unborn Child, Yes/No pt2 are also tunes that hit the spot on the album. Overall the album is a very good one.

3. Jesse Jagz – Thy Nation Come Vol 1.

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Jesse Jagz fresh off his exit from Chocolate City went a somewhat unorthodox route in his latest effort. You could also say it’s what he’s always wanted to do with his music, and he did just that. In typical Jesse Jagz style he experiments with sounds quite a bit, and our verdict is that the gamble paid off.

The stand out hit track on the album is Bad Girl which features WizKid, but overall the album is a collection of good music – Music you can vibe with and enjoy, and most importantly music you can understand and digest.

2. Omawumi – The Lasso Of Truth

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Omawumi is a force to be reckoned with, and if you thought her first album was great, then you’d be blown away by this sophomore project by Omawumi. Staying with the same “wonder woman” theme for the second album title, the only real disappointment for this album, The Lasso Of Truth, is the way it barely got a publicity before it dropped.

But as they say, garri no get advert but it still dey sell, and this album as the year went by became an album that the fans, and music critics grew to appreciate – both for the melody and real life lyrics. If You Ask Me, When The Boss Is Coming, The African Way, I Go Go, What A Bang Bang and Belle are songs that are 5 star rated in their own light. The deluxe edition include hits Somori and Lasso Of Truth. In this album, we welcome Omawumi the musical warrior of our generation.

1. Brymo – Merchant, Dealers and Slaves

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Brymo was surrounded by controversy this year with his public and still ongoing nasty ‘divorce’ from former label Chocolate City taking center stage in his life. However they say you put out your best when your back is to the wall, and Brymo delivered that in a fashion that nobody expected. So good and refreshing is the album that it’s already being compared to Asa‘s self titled debut album. That might be pre-mature but that’s the feeling I and everyone else I know, got when they listened to the Merchants, Dealers and Slaves.

What’s most refreshing about Brymo’s project? It’s the sheer realness, bravery and honesty. Albums like his typically don’t have a large “pop culture” audience in Nigeria, especially financially, and coming from his previous more mainstream project, this was a very welcome contrast. Stand out tracks are Eko, Truthfully, Grand Pa, & Money, but honestly every single song on the 11 track project is great.

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That’s all folks! Happy Holidays and see you in 2014! Be safe!

Aribaba [twitter: @aribabaj ; instagram: aribabaj]

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If you missed on the Court Injunction Filed Against Brymo From Chocolate City READ HERE
Latest from Brymo‘s camp in relation to the ongoing dispute between Chocolate City Entertainment and former artiste, Brymo

Read below.

“On the 30th of October 2013, a meeting was held between Brymo, his Management and representatives of Chocolate City at the Chocolate City office.

This was one of many prior attempts at reaching a mutually acceptable resolution of the conflict between the Artiste and the Record Label.

After deliberations at the meeting, certain terms were agreed between the parties and Chocolate City promised to capture the terms in an agreement to be signed by both parties.

A few days later, Chocolate City sent in a plan with terms which were not reflective of the deliberations and agreements at the said meeting. A similar occurrence had taken place in June when lawyers representing Chocolate City promised to hand Brymo a Statement of Release from the label on the condition that he would give up his (#SonOfaKapenta) album to the label.

The artiste had insisted that Chocolate City has no right to the work as he still possessed the rights to the work and the lawyers had failed to provide the release even after Brymo agreed to give up the said album.

Please note that the artiste’s initial decision to release his work/ earnings was done in good faith and with a desire to reach an amicable settlement. It is becoming apparent that Chocolate City is not acting in the same spirit of good faith.

The artiste elected to sever relationships with Chocolate City in May 2013 when Chocolate City consistently failed to fulfill its obligations under the contract. And rather than resolve amicably, the label is devising strategies to ensure that the Artiste remains unproductive.

Brymo asserts that under the circumstances of the creation, nature, execution and implementation of his contract with Chocolate City, he is well within his rights as an Artiste and if no amicable resolution is reached, will be willing to defend same under the provision of the Law.”

mmmmh! Waiting for more stories…

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Amongst all the commotion between Brymo and his Former Label surrounding the album, we can’t ignore the fact that he gave us one of the best albums in a while.

Brymo is no stranger to making great music, but it almost seems he really fine tuned those skills in this album, and that’s attributed to his experience in music. 3 studio albums is no joke.

REVIEW:

I thought of different ways to write about this album, and the best thing I came up with was to write based on how I felt after listening to Merchants, Dealers & Slaves. But before I go into that, let me warn you that if you are into “Pangolo” music, you know – noise, sounds made by someone who sold their soul to Lucifer and now has to avoid his nightly phone calls begging for a refund, don’t read this review. Just exit this page now.

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Music should make you feel, charge your emotions listening – reinforce or change them, you realized you’re not in the same mood you were when you started listening to it, which means the goal has been achieved. It’s almost like a spiritual experience. I think I had stars in my eyes the first time I listened. That was what Merchants, Dealers & Slaves did to me.

I wasn’t going to really talk about individual tracks, and all the tracks on this album are great, but some notable mentions are – Track 1 – Truthfully, which is romantic, and Brymo’s vocals leads the sensuality that the lyrics require. Track 2 – Money is the best song on this album. I said that because it happens to be my favorite on the album. If you’re a big fan of instrumentals like I am, you will appreciate this one. Track 3 – Dear Titilope ushers in one of the biggest hits on the album, which is Track 4 – Eko. Track 2 and 3 made me understand why a fan said this album reminded him a lot of Fela. You know there is no Afrobeat without jazz, funk, highlife and vocals blended with percussion. Brymo gave us all of that and more on this album. I bet Fela is smiling at him right now. We all know how great Fela is, and for an artist in this century to be compared to a legend, is a pretty big deal. Track 5 – Grand Pa is a track that talks about his Grand father and his Non-chalant way of living and now he is running out of timer because he is getting older. Another track that I really love is Track 10 – Se Bo’ Timo, which means “Cut your coat according to your size” The message that this song passes along is for us to know who we are, who our true friends are. So, don’t be fooled because no matter how perfect you think you are, whoever will praise you, will. The ones, who will criticize you, will. Even when you fall, you are all you’ve got, so get back up and keep on moving. Life is not that hard when you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities. And that’s just to name a few. This is not an album you listen to and skip tracks.

From what I read online, this is actually his third album. I didn’t even know he had an album before “Son of a Kapenta”, his second album, which was a pretty decent album but it didn’t get the publicity that it deserved. I’m not sure why he left Chocolate City, and a lot of us even felt like he didn’t reach his full potential while he was under that label, but now Brymo has chosen the perfect time to spread his wings. There’s much more to him than an excellent voice. This album is worthy of the praises it’s likely to receive, and has been receiving. Brymo has found it within himself to make music that’s genuinely beautiful, classic and progressive. I don’t think anyone has ever doubted him as an artist, I haven’t, but now it is even more obvious that Brymo is an artist with quite a bit to say.

So, as you listen to Merchants, Dealers and Slaves, close your eyes and float along because it is bound to take you to that place of eternity. There are albums that are ultimately just nice and safe, and we also have albums that will make you look up and say “Damn! That was freaking amazing!” Merchants, Dealers & Slaves is one of those albums.

Written By : Yetunde Ogunleye [@OluwaSparkle]

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It’s been a legal fiasco ranging from alleged threats to injunctions to denials and the likes. The legal saga between Brymo and his former label, Chocolate City still rages on, and now an ex Chocolate City artist, Jesse Jagz and MI Abaga’s younger brother has come out to state his own thoughts, and it looks like he’s throwing his support behind Brymo.

 

Jesse Jagz is said to have left Chocolate City under amicable circumstances and his contract expired and he decided not to renew it. Rumors suggest that there was more to the story than put out but from an official stand point, there’s no bad blood.

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Well Byrmo denied it initially, but somehow the scanned copies of the court injunction filed against him from Chocolate City have hit the net.

Hard to deny this one now. Ouch!

MI also took to twitter to make some more comments!

 

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