Two days ago, Brymo released the music video to his new track Heya and it has raised a lot of controversy on social media because of Brymo’s butt naked appearance in the video. Giving such an explicit content to a “moral and culture centric” immediate audience such as Nigeria, would you say Brymo has over stepped his bounds?
There is no denial Brymo is one of Nigeria’s exceptional and unconventional musical acts. From his first hit track Ara, to his popular Lagos song Eko, he has sure carved out a niche for himself in the Nigerian music industry. Nonetheless, with the wide acceptance of “pop culture” and the musical trend it brings, would you say Brymo’s Heya video is an attempt to appeal to the social trend of semi nudity in music videos?
On the flip side however, this is not the first time Brymo would come out with such explicit content in his music. Significant is his Clitoris Album that had the track prik no get shoulder amongst other tracks. Seeming like an art that stemmed from his stream of creativity, should we permit Brymo’s defiance of the norm while we condemn others who do similar?
Brymo’s Clitoris album or “Prik no get shoulder” track did not face any banning from the Nigerian broadcasting association or the censor board. The songs did not seem to violate any moral or health standards for an ‘air-able” Nigerian music. However, with the controversy and drama over his Heya music video, should we expect a first time ban for Brym o’s track?
While others admit creativity is at play in the music video, others think Brymo was simply trying to gain attention for himself. Indeed the viral content of a butt naked male celebrity is enough to break the internet for days. However, for an unsuspecting act like Brymo, would you say he has gone too far in passing a message?