Brymo Opened Up On How His Alleged Affair With Annie Idibia Affected His Career
Brymo, whose real name is Olawale Olofooro, has stated that speaking out about his supposed sexual relationship with 2Baba’s wife, Annie Idibia, ’caused tremendous damage’ for the success of his 9th album.
On the newest episode of his Afro Intelligence podcast, Brymo discussed this with media personality Joey Akan.
During the podcast, the 38-year-old stated he tried to ignore the allegation for two years before bringing it to the public’s attention.
The artist, on the other hand, claims that his decision to open up a few weeks after releasing ‘Esan,’ his ninth studio album, impacted the project’s success.
Brymo noted that seeing his streams for the new album shrink over the allegation left him hurt at the time even though it was imperative to shut down the rumour. He said:
“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.
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.”