Nigerian artist, Olawale Ashimi, additionally referred to as Brymo, has unfolded approximately how he felt approximately dropping the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
The eighth version of the tune award tagged, `Teranga Edition`, became rescheduled from its ordinary November date to January 12–15, 2023, in Dakar, Senegal.
Brymo, who became nominated for `Best Songwriter of the Year,` and `Best Album of Year` classes didn't tackle one win.
In an interview with The Cable, the singer became quizzed approximately how he felt approximately dropping the awards pertaining to it to hassle that permeated the time of the nomination and the petitions that have been fined in opposition to him.
The interviewer asked, “What did you are making of it; seeing over 40,000 human beings unexpectedly signing this petition to strip you of your nominations for the eighth AFRIMA over a social media talk? Did the award touch you approximately it?”
Brymo replied that he absolutely appeared ahead to prevailing. He similarly brought that his loss became now no longer related to the petition or the problems that got here earlier than it however became the end result of some of factors.
In his words, “I think, months earlier than, I had introduced that I became now no longer a musician and that I became as an alternative a sonic artist. It intended I became now no longer eligible for awards that musicians get. However, AFRIMA nominated my work, `Esan`, so I forgot all that and appeared ahead to the event. But in truth, I am now no longer a singer so I did now no longer need it.
Not prevailing had not anything to do with the southeast fracas. Everything best simply got here together.”