Olawale Ashimi, Nigerian songwriter and singer better known as Brymo, says he wore G-string in the visuals for ‘Heya’ to explain Africa’s sense of fashion before the advent of colonial influences.
‘Heya’ is a track off ‘Oṣó‘, his sixth studio album.
G-string — a narrow piece of fabric, leather or satin that covers or holds the genitals, passes between the buttocks, and mostly worn around the hips — is common among ladies.
Bymo, however, stunned many of his fans when he was captured in the music video clad in G-string while playing a piano. The development had recently stirred reactions on social media.
Joining the fray, a Twitter user with the name @steph_dera, had inquired about what informed the singer’s choice of the dress for the video.
“Why was Brymo wearing a G-string?,” the Twitter user had asked.
Responding to the question, the 33-year-old singer pointed out that his choice of G-string was to demonstrate Africa’s actual way of dressing before clothes and other attires were introduced to the continent.
Because that was the height of advancement in clothing across the continent before others came and gave us real clothes, and we’ve never evolved past that period… take the imported piano and bridges and cars and high rises in our cities and all that’s left is the loincloth. https://t.co/bRWyNYXtbe
— Ọláwálé Ọlọ́fọọ̀rọ̀ (@BrymOlawale) April 14, 2020
The singer recently made headlines after the release of ‘Yellow’, his seventh studio album.
He also stirred controversies in December last year for adjudging himself as “Nigeria’s artiste of the decade” citing the impact of ‘Oleku,’ his hit song, on the country’s music landscape.
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