Brymo discusses how his claimed affair with Annie Idibia affected him.
Brymo, whose real name is Olawale Olofooro, has admitted that his 9th album’s sales was harmed tremendously by his remarks regarding his alleged sexual relationship with 2Baba’s wife, Annie Idibia.
Brymo and media personality Joey Akan discussed this on the latest episode of his Afro Intelligence show.
As he explained in his podcast interview, for the first two years he tried to disregard the claim.
He feels that his decision to open up a few weeks after releasing “9,” his ninth studio album, had an impact on the success of the project. ”
As a result of the claim, Brymo’s new album’s streaming numbers dropped, which affected him at the moment, even if it was necessary to dispel the rumor. He remarked, ”
“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.”
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.
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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. He added:
“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.”