Bella Shmurda says Brymo, his senior colleague in the music industry, has inspired him to chase value over fame.


Shmurda, born Akinbiyi Ahmed, handed Brymo his flowers during an interview with Chude Jideonwo on ‘WithChude’. 

Speaking on how the ‘Ara’ crooner inspired him, Shmurda said: “Brymo is from my hood (Okoko) and his songs are good.

“Even when you have not blown, knowing the value of what you do is a big thing. It is not until you have that popular name”.


Shmurda also spoke about the challenges he faced being a famous artiste and how he has been able to push through.

“I am Bella Schmurda; and I am getting small change. They call me for parties, and I attend, even in places I am not supposed to be because I am the life of the party, because of the momentum. But that is not it, you have to know where you are going, because when this thing (called fame) comes, it comes with a lot of things – negative and positive,” he said.

“That is why I can appreciate my mum, my family and my team. If someone says anything online about me, she will quickly call me. I am grateful to God that I have good people around me. It is so good, but I just had to manage it, if not you will lose it.”


The singer had earlier revealed how Pasuma and Kwam 1, the Fuji musicians, influenced his style of music.

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