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Shechin Dashe

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In the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic in Lagos, Brymo cuts a lone figure sitting behind his house and having a small party for one. It’s a peaceful spot in this large compound, far away from the energy and laughter of his curious kids who want to play chess. His right-hand moves a half-smoked blunt to his lips, where he drags it with relish, smiling as he stands up for a hug. The 33-year-old takes a puff, lets it roll around in his lungs, and exhales. To conclude the ritual, he sloshes a drink down his throat.

“It’s Orijin and coke,” he says, “Do you want one?”

“Yes.” 

“Smoke?” The blunt was offered.

“Yes.” 

His face lights up some more. He beams as he hands it over. Smiling with the happiness of a man who’s just found something in common with a new guest. Weed can be a number of things, but right now in the uncertainty of the times, it’s a unifier.  Lagos, Nigeria is on lockdown to curb the spread of the Coronavirus which has confounded the medical community, decimated the global economy, and altered everyday life as we know it. Brymo was also a casualty. His headline concert in March was postponed to protect his fans from picking up the dreaded virus. To get to his home, I navigated 10 police checkpoints along deserted streets empty of the usual bustling activity.

Handing me a glass of his special brew, he sits and retrieves the blunt. Sharing his chair is a copy of Dan Brown’s bestseller novel, Inferno.

“This is one of the few times you should move with the crowd,” Brymo says. “When they say you should stay at home, you should stay at home. It’s as simple as that. I’d never do anything with the crowd but I’d stay home.”

Independence. Brymo’s obsessed with it, referring to it by a grander synonym—freedom. You can find it in the centre of his existence and as his sole compass for navigating life. He acquires this freedom via rebellion, pushing against everything that isn’t in line with his personal choices.

As a teenager, he dropped out of university, choosing music over his father’s wish for higher education. As a signed artist of Chocolate City, where he was first introduced to pop stardom, he tore up his comfort, for a life of inspired alternative music. Even as a large section of music enthusiasts continue to call for him to make music in the vein of ‘Oleku’—his legendary collaboration with former label mate Ice Prince—he’s ignored them. The crowd has never impacted on his personal choices until coronavirus showed up in his city.

After his tumultuous exit from Chocolate City in 2013, and the ensuing legal battle, Brymo flipped the switch on everybody. He abandoned convention, linked up with producer Mikkyme Joses, and launched a creative journey that has so far culminated in five eclectic albums. In that time, he’s deliberately moved away from pop consideration and recreated himself into one of Africa’s most critically acclaimed musicians, focusing on understanding the human experience, relaying it via heartfelt poetic lyrics, ambiguous activism and live performances. Every show he’s announced since then has been sold out. Every venue packed. Every critic silenced. But it isn’t enough.

“Yellow,” his 7th studio album offers another chance for him to further extend his legacy. It was crafted from hedonism, Brymo tells me. After the 2018 release of his 6th studio album Oso, Brymo pursued reincarnation. He spent the next 16 months gliding through secret parties, where the alcohol rained, controlled substances poured, and life was the merriest he’s ever experienced.

“Crazy random parties. Drugs and women. I remember I used to be very direct so I could just offend the women, you know,” Brymo recalls, shaking his head in excitement, the blunt now done. “I’d just say things like you look so beautiful and I want to give you multiple orgasms. And the girl just goes, ‘Brymo you can say that just because you’re a star? You can’t say that to me, that’s rude’. And I’d just go ‘oh I’m so sorry, it’s the alcohol. and it would never happen.’ It was wild. A fucking wild time.”

It was also a time when he finally became more vocal about his place in world music. He trumpets himself as the best, champions erotic love, and chastises anyone who dares use the word ‘underrated’ to qualify his art. That energy translates when he speaks. Brymo gets lost in his imagery, walking up and down in erratic movements, charged with passion. To get the interview, I chase him around the space to ensure my audio is intact. In one hour of conversation, we both broke a glass, my phone was knocked out of my hand, and my mind was stretched.

Through it all, Brymo paints a picture of a musical scientist. A mad man with a method. Nigeria’s very own sound maverick.

How much more do you want for yourself?

As much as…I don’t know the quantity. I know the ‘why’. I know the length of time. I want more as long as I’m alive because as long as I’m alive, I’m going to be free. Freedom is the theme. When you want more, freedom is the only way to get more and enjoy it in peace afterwards. The aftermath of success is more important. It’s the only way to get more, and say “it’s mine and I’m taking a break for three years. When I’m done, when I blow it, I’d go look for more. The choice to blow what you’ve made is rare. To make a profit and have profit in bulk is rare. It’s a tangible amount to buy a house, to buy cars, to buy a jet, to buy a yacht, to be Bill Gates, it’s rare to make money. So how do you do it to be that rich and to have people talking to you as a rich man not as a greedy man? I don’t think there’s any other way than the open dreaming part. I believe that the reason Bill Gates became the first man to put a computer in our hands—to put software in our hands—was because he was the most open guy about it. He was the guy talking about it the most and everybody was like ‘yeah we can do this’. Since he was the guy talking about it, of course he was going to be the guy doing it.

That’s just the point because that way, people will deliberately stop you, they now become your stepping stones. And on every level you get, some people will try to stop you, some will try to shun you, some will try to put you under. Some will try to kill you, some will try to bury you. Some will try to harm you. It gets more dangerous as you go farther.

But you’ve gone farther. What’s the danger that you’ve experienced for yourself?

Nothing matters. Freedom is all that counts.

Do you think you’re free?

Oh no! I’m not free. I’m just constantly taking some of it back. Nothing in the past that held me is still holding me. The past must lose its hold on me. The essence of freedom is not to be free. It’s to continue to take more of your freedom back as you get older.

So freedom is not an end in itself. It’s a vehicle..

It’s a process. It’s like going to an airport in Dubai where they have like four hundred gates. Yeah something like that. It’s the same thing. You’re all just boarding a plane. But you just go through separate gates because there are so many outlets.

Why are you weird? Do you consider yourself weird?

I don’t know what weird means.

Are you different?

Deliberately, yes.

Why are you different?

Survival, Joey. I don’t know why. For all of my life I hated classism. I hated the fact that people have to group themselves in classes. Because it takes the same effort to find intellect no matter who you are. To be intelligent means to be still. And to be manual you need to become auto. Do you really think science is ever going to go past both? Digital is just a word they created for the third perspective, the neutral in the light bulb. It’s just a word for the middle. It’s always about automation and manual. That’s all that is going on.

So it’s just binary?

It’s a duality. It’s a duality working as one. Anytime they come together and they create something, we say ‘oh it’s digital.’ Where there’s the hardware and software and everything is going together. We say cars are going digital. Does it mean cars don’t have bodies? Yes, but they won’t no longer have fuel poured into them.

I see how you create conversations. You make connections between things that people would not think about. You sort of teach, you enlighten and then you declare. Why? Where does it come from?

Those are the three principles of bringing dreams to fruition. It is as simple as what it is. You think the thought. Then you campaign for it. And then you do what you said you will do. For everything you ever campaigned for Joey, tell me that somebody at some point didn’t come along to help you do it. That’s what democracy is about. That’s why Christianity is still hot. Islam only survives because there’s Christianity. Islam just created the other side of the coin. Christianity is trinity. Light bulb is trinity. Democracy is trinity. That’s the family; father, mother, and children. The children are judging the parents. They don’t have the right to, but they do.

How does it feel to know that you’re one of the few artists that can do whatever they say they will do?

It doesn’t mean much because I’m still under the law and principles of the universe. Principles of time. Do you know the only time when everything is okay according to the world?

When? Tell me.

When you are a bad person. When being a patriarch, when being a misogynist, when being a rapist, when being a fraudster. When being a corrupt official. Do you know the only time it is safe? In old age. You know the only time people need to be rich?

When?

Old age. Because you’re supposed to get richer as you’re older. I don’t think you’re supposed to get money and then save it and then necessarily invest to make more money. You cannot take on more than one responsibility in a job or profession. If you take on more than one, you’re going to fall apart. You’re not going to be successful. You must blow up from one source before you can start channeling investments into other things. So that takes time and I’m still subject to that. So that means that if I want my peace of mind, the only way to be rich in this life is to make more money than you can finish. Really. Let’s get serious. If you have 17 businesses bringing you N5000, you’ll be fine. I promise you, as soon as you have just one place for 5k, you’re going to plug it into debt. You’re going to plug it into a school fee. That’s what happens to people who do that mostly. The only way to be rich is to make more money than you can finish.

So, expansion?

You have to make more money than you can finish. And for every time you make money, you have to spend a lot of it. The guy from Amazon, Jeff Bezos has been so good at making money that when he gave his wife $30 billion, he made it back so quickly. He’s just so skilled at making his money back, but he still had to spend half of that money or so. Yeah, he had to. What’s the difference? Jeff Bezos lost $30 billion. Do you think it’s different from you when you lose 2 million? You think it feels different? Oh no man. It doesn’t. He was pissed.

How does it feel to always provide more?

To give more is the only prerequisite for giving more. See, the feeling of ‘everything is mine’ is limited to youths. There’s something boys and girls lose that we don’t talk about. The confidence of youth. And it doesn’t return. All that’s left is showing and proving. Why the fuck did you go to school? For degrees? No, they want to see how long you can continue to be examined. How long you can continue to take the tests and pass the exams. It’s the same thing every time in life. So everytime the cycle returns we just say ‘aim higher.’ The cycle will come and go. If you hold on to what has been given to you in the cycle you’re not going to get what’s coming next. It’s why the rich will tell you to quickly invest your money. So there can be hope of more returns and then more money. What do I need to invest in? Invest in the life of an artist. I have invested tens of millions into lifestyle just so I could put out “Yellow”.

Tell me about what this lifestyle is in relation to “Yellow.” How did you get from nothing to Yellow?

Of course, there were musicians before there was theatre. The life of an artist is what created the idea of a theatre, because the artist is a different character in every phase of our career. That’s why I make one album every two, three years. So that I could truly live and experience things. And guess the most beautiful thing about life? you only need two to three good experiences to have a bag of experience to share. Set some dreams. the universe will take you through rough patches and then take you through galloping roads and then through smooth sailing and then you’re on a jet. If you get lucky then you might go to Mars. Those periods are not more than a year and half. And as you go, you’re reporting and reporting. Everything starts from dreaming. It starts from the aspiration. I want to go here, I want to be here. Because if not Joey, what else am I doing in this life?

So what did you do for Yellow?

For Yellow, I just became a different person from who I used to be. Which was a different person from who I used to be before that. What happens is, if you decide to put money into your lifestyle, whether you move into a bigger house or you decide to get a bigger car. Or you decide to step up your budget for your work or your project. You want to go touring, when all of that starts to come, you need a phase to arrive there. For instance, in 2013 I had no true experience to share, even though I had stories to write. I was skilled at poetry. I had studied so many poets. I almost understood the essence of poetry and how they are constructed. When to use humour and when not to. I just kept reading poetry for maybe ten years. So I sort of was prepared. I didn’t have any experience, but I needed to aspire. Those were the qualities of the artist I’m trying to become. That was the most important thing.

When we talk about a renowned artist from Africa who is respected globally. Who is doing numbers on the global scale that the world is scared to talk about. That even he himself is afraid to talk about. Humbling success that I cannot brag about. That I cannot do giveaways in public about. The kind of success that humbles you, that makes you quiet. I wanted that, but I didn’t have the experience for it. So I just put in place the machinery for the quality of an artist that can attract that kind of success and share it with the people I was working with (Chocolate City).

And as the universe would have it, they didn’t want it. And everything started falling apart. And before I knew what was going on, I was being dragged. I was furious because I left the university for this. I would never quit music for anything. So I needed to fight through that to get my career back. No, I’m not going back home to tell my mother that I failed. I’m the only child. What’s going to happen? What am I going to tell my father? My father would just be like ‘wow, well done. You got tired ehn, let’s go to the river and catch fish.’ (laughs)

And then you began the move.

And so I began the move and that was a rough experience I didn’t want. And it resulted in an experience that made my first free album, Merchants, Dealers & Slaves (M,D&S) as believable as it was.

Beautiful album.

Why do you think so? Because you knew I was in court for two years. When I was recording the album, I was in court. I’d be in the studio about to record a song and I’d receive an email from a lawyer and it goes ‘next court date is in four days…’ That’s why you see, when you listen to M, D&S the energy was on high. The vocals were pitchy. I can’t sing some songs on the album. I’m like ‘why I dey sing like this that time na, the vocals too high.’ That was the only way. To either be mad or be subdued. But I couldn’t be mad in public. I couldn’t be mad on TV. I had to make sense. I needed to take the facts of the story and put it together and present it to the public and the court. That experience that made the album, more than the album made the experience.

How was the reception?

The experience. Everything is riding on that experience. That was literally my entrance into music for advocacy. Yes, into rebellion music. That was the entrance. I was speaking about the fight with the label and the industry and then I was making rebellious music. Putting punches at the government. I take my oppression local but my aim is the jugular of the federal government. Everything I say is about the government. But the proof of what I’m saying, is in my war with the music industry. That’s all. My fight to see a better hunting ground for me and my kind.

Why do you think the music industry is not receptive to your kind?

No, they are receptive to it. What happens is very simple and it’s most common among us dark-skinned people; the person your age or younger, cannot tell you what to do, no matter how right they are. No matter how much sense they make. Also, that makes sense because you are going through your life’s history. It would be difficult to listen to somebody else no matter how right they may be. Because many times people have messed you up, told you to do something and have left you hanging. So it all makes sense why things are like that. With M, D&S, that experience was rough but it made me. Then I realised at that point in time that what you go through are stories. And these stories are what you report on the other side. These stories take two years max anyway.

Why two years?

Max, when I was a beginner. Now my cycle takes about six months. That’s why I said that Jeff Bezos knew how to make money, but he made money back so quickly and he gave some of it away and boom, he did it again. Bill Gates was making millions in seconds at some point. What in his head told him he could be making money at that speed? He was just making money every microsecond. He practiced and practised and got better at it. And as you get better at it, the cycle becomes shorter. If it took two years then, I just said so far it’s two years, I can survive another two years. I knew then also that things got better as you go. And ever since then, I never put myself through any shortcuts anymore. I go through processes. And what is the aim? To be free. My freedom. Because as long as I’m looking at my freedom, I’d only make choices that guarantee that. And making that choice is going to get you battered. It’s going to get you cursed. It’s going to get you disowned. And you’re going to live through it, convincing everybody one at a time that yo, I’m just here for your entertainment though. (laughs)

Because freedom’s what it’s all about?

In the end. And then you take it back there and they start to enjoy it. I’m saying this, but they’d forget it, you can print it. And just when they start to enjoy it, you say

‘hey! stay back!’ And they’d be like ‘mad man has come again.’ And you go through it all over again. They get tired of you and they don’t want to see that other side anymore they just keep giving me money now every day. That’s how you get rich.

Why did you go naked in ‘Heya’?

‘Heya’ was necessary. If you listen to Yellow, you can see black people themes again. After ‘Heya’, people were sceptical. People were sounding like ‘who are you talking to in the song?’ Everything is just sketchy. Literally, ‘Black Man, Black Woman’ for instance is a more literal version of ‘Heya.’ Heya was philosophizing and meshing a lot together and keeping it in simple pidgin English. But a few folks wanted to use it to jab Brymo’s songwriting and say the lyrics were very weak on Heya. No they’re not. They were designed that way because O?ó was the journey to finally go back to Yellow. To go back to happiness. To go back to Brymo releasing an album and people going ‘damn! we are freaking enjoying it. We love it’.

O?ó was dark.

O?ó is way darker than anything I’ve ever made. Because that’s exactly what precedes light. If O?ó didn’t go that dark, there wouldn’t have been Yellow. It would have been impossible. O?ó is the reason why everyone thinks Yellow is a beautiful and happy album. Even though it’s just another Brymo album and it’s literally as dark as O?ó. But the language is literal. There’s a guy I call John Mayer, He’s one of my favourite artists in the world. He writes literally, but when you’re listening to his literal story, you start to tell yourself that it’s super deep like Fela. Oh, they are actually Libras. Both of them are the same sign as my father and my manager.

I’m Libra

Boom! Libras know how to say things directly and they sound fucking deep. They sound so deep. Sometimes it takes only a Taurus to listen to a Libra and understand that it’s literal. That’s how I feel a number of times. And every Libra that I know who is a songwriter or singer, they all write that way.  John Mayer says things directly. When I say things directly, it becomes offensive. But the Libra says it directly, it can be humorous, it can be funny, it can be indirect anger. I only have outbursts, but in the sense of a Libra, like my father, I get to learn humour. And I get to learn a level of detachment that astounds me like how the fuck are you so detached? How are you acting like you’re not scared? What’s up? So I like to write literally sometimes even though they have hidden meanings behind the words and that’s what I did with Yellow. So it gives it a brighter outlook than O?ó.

How did you create Yellow? 

]I think I already told you everything. But in the actual process, I just spend a lot of time with friends you know. Crazy random parties. Drugs and women. I remember I used to be very direct so I could just offend the women, you know. I’d just say things like ‘you look so beautiful and I want to give you multiple orgasms.’ And the girl just goes, ‘Brymo you can say that just because you’re a star? You can’t say that to me, that’s rude.’ And I’d just go ‘oh I’m so sorry, it’s the alcohol, and it would never happen again. It was wild. A fucking wild time. I’m talking about 16 months. (laughs) From like April right after O?ó dropped.

16 months of hedonism?

Yes. Extreme hedonism. And it was fucking good Joey.

And you were recording all through?

I was recording. I’d be up all night till 5am and then I’d have to stay up till 5:30 because I have to record on the mainland. I’m coming from Lekki. And I knew after the studio, I could come sleep here, it’s easier. So I’d just drive at 5:30 to beat the traffic at Jakande and just make it to Igando where Mikkyme’s studio is and I’m there. I needed to sleep because I need to be up making this album. But it was possible because there is like an R&B, Hip-hop, Soul approach to the production of the album. I’ve stayed away from R&B from 2007 right after I recorded my first album Brymstone. I decided R&B and Hip-hop are the cheapest genres in the world. Why? Because of content. While everyone is telling stories of their childhood, and how they almost killed their brother, how they were rapists and now have changed. How they were hedonists and now have changed. They made their experiences to bear and everybody is doing that. The Chinese, the whites, everybody. But I mean we are black right, so we have to be different right? Someone convinced us that because our skin is black, we must always make a different choice from everybody else. When in truth, everybody bleeds red. When in truth, all is pink inside a black or white pussy. Everyone is just flesh inside.

During this Yellow process, your communication changed. You began to say more hedonistic things. You began to talk about sex, about the elevation of self. 

You know what happened?

What happened?

Thank you for this question. It’s fucking deep question. First, I was a teenager who wanted everything. Heavy desire. To a point that my parents would tell me ‘no, fuck off. This is for us. Become a man and go and look for whatever you want. Nobody can provide for you. You have to provide for yourself.’ And finally, I found my desire. I got fame, hit it big and I was everywhere. But I was underground. I just wasn’t out there making noise. I was doing things. I was with women, amazing beautiful women. Superstar women. It was a beautiful time between 2010 and 2012. I was going fast and everyone thought I didn’t cash out on ‘Oleku’. I was taking in the energy and I was living it in private.

‘Oleku’ was an experience.

‘Oleku’ was ridiculous. But I couldn’t bring the energy to the public because I didn’t know what it was. So I just stayed home and it kept coming to me in form of beautiful women and money and affluence and reverence. And I was just a young artist and I was climbing fast. And in two years I was already on N2 million per gig. But I’d just go and sync. We used to have our instrumentals and we’d sing on top of it and we thought we were better. I just couldn’t take it anymore, like no, it’s not good enough. I don’t have an entourage. What’s better than a band on stage with me? Entourage. First of all, it’s created on the stage. The stage is not dry. There are people there with me. These people are not just there, they are working. And I get to perform live. And I get to be professional and respected. It was just a fucking complete package and that was the way I should go. And I won’t be feeling like shit for just taking somebody’s two million. Now I can take the two million and give my boys some of it.

Is that why you have one of the best performances in Nigeria, in Africa, in the world, that I’ve seen?

Period. That’s all. I just needed to be able to take my money home and say this money, we are going tonight to go and blow it.

You pack every venue you announce. You sell out everything. When you’re on stage, what is a live performance to you?

I must confess, live performance is a job. The most important part of my artistry is what I want to say. What I need to say. How I eventually write it, how I sing it, how I perform it, how I sell it. Joey, that’s all thought process. That’s a business. All of it is business. The most important part of my artistry is what I want to say. That’s why I became a musician. It has always been about what I needed to say because my parents said ‘don’t say this in public, don’t tell this to anyone outside’. I just needed to say what I needed to say and that’s what my parents never allowed me. I was given freedom. At seventeen I’d be out till midnight. My father didn’t care what you did with your life. He just told me, ‘yo you’re  supposed to be in the university right and you said you dropped out for your music. And you’re just sleeping and eating in the house coming in at midnight. I hope you’re doing great? I hope you’re fine?’ Because if he was to care too much, it was an only-child situation, he’d have just killed himself. So he just summoned the courage to leave me alone and say ‘go fuck yourself up’.

So your performance is just a job for you?

It is work. But the essence is the message because the message is sensitive. You see, the message has now become the backbone of the entire structure. Just because we have a heart and brain and everything does not mean we don’t need a spinal cord. And the message is why the feeling and the emotions can be preserved throughout the whole project even though I’m just doing business.

Why are you called underrated?

It’s a ploy. Are you not a black man? Don’t you know your people? They campaign. We say something about the person and people would believe that thing we say about the person, and that’s how we win. So we play our games. We do not have to hate an artist to make them popular. The reason artists are big in Nigeria is because they are wack. So anytime they drop a wack song and everybody is talking about how wack it is, then the PR people would take it and wing it and take it to corporate firms that this person is big. Numbers have lied now.

Doesn’t it take so much from you? This masochist approach to art?

No it’s not masochist. It’s the Gandhi approach to getting freedom. You get beaten and beaten and you just say ‘yes, yes, yes but look at what I’m saying!’ And when they finally look at it, and they finally get it, then you tell them, ‘you see that’. Then you go with them and execute it with them. And when they are done and know what they need to know, you tell them they now know what they need to know. You are free, go away and be on your own. That’s what I must do to be discerning and to be deserving. I have to deserve what I want, because if you dream only and you get everything you want only via imagination without anything physical to prove it, society would come for you later. You must be a gangster or a fraudster or a corrupt politician.

You say you’re the greatest artist from this country to ever do it.

Most powerful artist in the world.

Why?

Because I was shocked and surprised as a musician to find a lot of lapses in the history of musicians. Why is religion so pure that people have deities and worship them? There are many deities in history but there are certain deities that held up the qualities of being a deity, that’s why they are deities. There are certain people who lived in this world who held up the characteristics of God as described by most people. When they left here people called them gods. There are so many lapses, so many loopholes. Mystery is why things last. When people are trying to unravel the mystery of what truly happened, the story will always be around. Purity is why it would stay there. When all the mystery has been unveiled, you better get lucky that at the bottom of that ideology, there’s purity there. If purity is at the bottom, when people get there and they find the purity, then that thing can stay forever green.

You’re the most powerful artist because you have purity?

Because at the core of my artistry, of my gluttony, of my need, is a message that I must share. For the freedom of my own soul, of my person, my ego. For me to be truly free in my emotions, there is a message that I must share. Everyone around me would know that I would share with them, every single time events happen. Why do you think the Catholics have the confession booth? You live, you confess. But what’s the difference? I take my confessions and I record then in melodies and tunes. Just so that you remunerate me and I can go back to it tomorrow. Because the guy who sits with me in the lab to create this solution, he wants to get paid too. He bought that equipment with his money too. And the guy who puts it on his website for you to go and stream, we have to share the profit too. So tell me how I’m going to spread my message without cheapening it and still be able to maintain?  Because if I didn’t make O?ó, I wouldn’t be able to go out freely. I was raised in a frugal environment where you have to economise. Even when I became a musician, I just loved to economise. I just love to see money grow. I don’t increase my budget, I just do everything in moderation. But last year, I was like you know what? Fuck this shit, let’s break all the rules. I started going out more. I started making more friends, started showing up and turning up and having fun especially in private parties for like a whole 16 months. It was amazing. But if I had not made O?ó, I wouldn’t have gathered the resources to reinvest in what’s making people say Yellow is beautiful. Yellowwas me being a pop star for the first time ever in my career.

What is the nature of your activism, and the point of it?

Remember, freedom is at the core of my needs, of my desires. How do you get freedom if you don’t study the times before you make utterances? There are days when there is no clarity and you have to speak in codes. You cannot be bare. Do you realise to be bare, is to pass judgment? People think speaking clearly is just using plain English, no. To be clear is to pass judgment. To say exactly what you’re thinking, but you can do that every time. There are days when you just go ‘fuck all this shit and just say it as it is.’ You know on that day that there’s drought, and all the lions are trapped seven stories down the hill, and they have not eaten in six weeks, they cannot climb to where you are. Then you scream and your name echoes through the land. And you become gods among men. If after Yellow I go out for a month, the mystery would be lost.

At the heart of everything is freedom.

Yes. And I can never enjoy freedom if other people don’t enjoy it too.

Okay, that’s why you fight for people or sing for people?  

Yes, I fight my wars and educate people about it. Some people follow me in my troubles from M, D&S. Those are the people that look like my niche followers, whom by the way, I’ve refused to name. It’s such a huge trend that I think is the most mediocre shit going on right now.

Some people would argue…

I think it’s very mediocre and it’s cheap. That’s the most problem. That’s the biggest problem with music. Whatever two or three people have done, don’t touch it. Don’t name your fans. It’d die with the decade. The decade is dead, Joey. The expression has been deepened. Do you remember the ‘Oleku’ of 2010? Compare that to Yellow. Stop and do it. It’s a decade later, lightning would strike again and everything can sort of repeat itself again. That’s why Yellow is happening. Expression has been opened further. I’m just happy to be the guy who observed into the patterns and tapped into it again. Because things happened faster than they did before. So many people played their hands last quarter of last year too early.

What do you people would find when Brymo is no more?

They’d find nothing. At the core of it, they’d just find love. Agape love. Rebellious love, but easy love. It’s never hard. It’s easy love. That’s why it’s rebellious because we take advantage of it over and over. And it’d rebel against you over and over. And you’d submit. And for every time you do it, you’d be put under that love. But guess what? It would never haunt you or hurt you. You will submit to that love because love is a weakness. Don’t let anyone lie to you about it.

I have submitted to so many people and I have always accused them of misuse of position. So guess what I must become? I must become like them and become the example that they could never be. That’s all. That’s where my lesson came from. All my life I’ve been getting into spaces and be like; you people can’t even do it well. I’m always the guy bringing up the problems and for once this involves my survival. So I said, I’ve enjoyed this shit for two years. The pussy, the money, the travels – I love travelling. I haven’t started yet. I have to spend another eight years to kickstart again. To be reintroduced to Europe again. Because oyinbo people are used to being reintroduced. It’s going to be easier to sell to them than my people. But if I can’t sell to my people, if I cannot convince Nigerians to love me, who else can I convince? I’d be lying. If you’re not truly big here, you can’t be big anywhere in the world. How would you be big elsewhere if you’ve not tried the formula at home?

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Love or Money: Which is More Important in Life?

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Which is More Important in Life: Love or Money?

Money and love are two major subjects that regularly get discussed. For a few, they believe that cash is significant on the grounds that, without cash, their relationship will fall. Then again, a few people believe that adoration is a higher priority than cash, and the explanation being that cash can’t accepting affection and love is the thing that makes the world goes around.

In this article, you will find which is increasingly imperative to you throughout everyday life, is it love? Or on the other hand is it cash?

For the individuals who imagine that cash is a higher priority than affection, they accept so on the grounds that they accept that cash is the paste that keeps the couple together. Without cash, they can’t accepting the house to move in together. when there is no cash, they can’t watch motion pictures in theaters and go for a night out. Without cash, they can’t get ready for having infants and building a cheerful family.

Presently, shouldn’t something be said about affection? Isn’t that adoration is the most significant since cash can’t accepting affection? In the absence affection, all that you do appears to be useless. Without adoration, you will live exhaust inside. Without adoration, you will feel like you are inadequate. All the more critically, there will be nobody there to celebrate with you regardless of whether you are rich and have all the cash on the planet, so does this make love the more significant than cash?

So as to discover the genuine response to the inquiry, regardless of whether cash or love is progressively significant, you should dig further into every part and how cash and love influence your life.

Why Money Matters?

In the first place, let us take a gander at cash. For what reason do you think cash is significant? Indeed, this is an easy decision question. Individuals utilized the cash to purchase things consistently. You utilize the cash to cover your tabs, you utilize the cash to purchase nourishments, and you utilize the cash to purchase a house or to pay the lease so as to put a rooftop over your head. So cash is genuinely significant. Without cash, individuals can’t endure serenely.

Cash directs the progression of human living, particularly in this advanced world. At the point when you don’t have any cash, life will regularly be agonizing and troublesome. Cash makes the opportunity to you. On the off chance that you have seen individuals who are in genuine obligation and are pursuing for cash to make a decent living, you will comprehend that cash is significant.

Cash is a non-debatable and an imperative ware in each individual’s life. Do you realize that the ownership of cash implies it is an asset and the use of cash can make different assets as well? Everything that we use in our day by day lives has financial worth, be it legitimately or by implication.

Cash Makes Your Life Comfortable

With cash, you can frequently purchase whatever things you need in your life. As such, cash makes your life agreeable. At the point when you have enough cash, you can burn through cash on necessities like food and staple goods.

Furthermore, when you have more cash, you would then be able to spend them on extravagance things like a greater house, a games vehicle, or even use it for a noble cause. You can give and help other people who are out of luck. Cash is a device that when utilized accurately, it will make more great than underhanded.

You need cash to purchase and put food on the table. Without cash, life can’t go far. Your relationship can endure and imagine a scenario in which you have a family to take care of. Thusly, cash is significant in light of the fact that it gives the fundamental necessities to endure. All the more critically, when you have a great deal of cash, it makes your life agreeable.

Cash Can Buy You Health

Indeed, this is valid, cash can get you wellbeing. You can keep up your wellbeing despite the fact that you can’t control your wellbeing. With current medicinal services to expand human life span, cash can assist you with improving your wellbeing and carry on with a sound way of life.

For instance, you can burn through cash on an appropriate and sound eating routine, you can purchase sustenance and enhancements, you can turn out to be in the rec center, and when you are debilitated, you can get legitimate medicine.

In addition, in the event that you have the cash, you can make a meeting with your primary care physician for a standard test. Along these lines, you can forestall genuine sicknesses as opposed to restoring them when you are contaminated.

Many individuals didn’t go for clinical and wellbeing tests since they need more cash to take care of for the human services tabs. Furthermore, this turns out to be considerably progressively evident nowadays in light of the fact that the expense of clinical exams has been expanding definitely throughout the years.

Cash Creates More Opportunities for You

Do you realize that cash can make an open door for you? At the point when you are rich and you have the cash, you can purchase a house that is available to be purchased and valued under the market. At the point when you have the cash, you can contribute and construct organizations, make more employments and create values for the network.

Without cash, things will be increasingly troublesome. For instance, when you saw a house available to be purchased that is estimated beneath market and you realize this is a completely decent arrangement, how might you stand to purchase the house when you have no cash?

This doesn’t imply that you can’t accepting the house and secure the arrangement, it just implies that without cash, things won’t be as immediate and you have to discover different approaches to tackle the issue. Actually, on the off chance that you have the cash, you can purchase the house and secure the arrangement immediately, without obtaining or discover approaches to make it work.

Subsequently, cash makes open doors for you. You can put away the cash and make organizations prosper. Or on the other hand you can simply give the cash to your kids with the goal that they don’t need to begin from zero. No one needs to see their youngsters experiencing an extreme beginning. Also, cash can give you, your family, your darling and the network security.

This is likewise the primary motivation behind why the rich ready to get more extravagant. At the point when the rich have cash, they are given more chances to develop and accomplish more.

Cash Can Help Others

When you see somebody who needs financial guide, will you help? Indeed, on the off chance that you have cash, at that point you can decide to help as you like. Nonetheless, imagine a scenario in which you don’t have any extra to help.

This is the reason cash can help other people and improve the world a spot. In 2010, the world’s most extravagant men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett declared a battle to urge well off individuals to contribute a greater part of their riches to humanitarian causes, and they called their crusade, The Giving Pledge.

Starting at 2017, there are 158 affluent individuals have marked the vow including the Facebook maker Mark Zuckerberg, and their promises aggregate to over $365 billion. What’s more, this demonstration of generosity has made qualities, help, and spares a great deal of lives the world over.

Accordingly, cash can help other people. Not just that cash is significant in advancing your life, however it can advance others’ lives as well.

Cash Gives You Time, Freedom and Mobility

Cash can get you time. You don’t possess to exchange your energy for cash. This is actually what the vast majority are doing on the grounds that they stuck in an occupation and on the off chance that they don’t work, they don’t have the cash. It is an unending circle.

Simultaneously, cash gives you opportunity as well. You have the opportunity to pick what to eat, what to purchase, which house to remain, and what vehicle to drive. Without cash, your decision will be constrained. On the off chance that you don’t have cash, you can’t spend on extravagance things, consequently, your opportunity is restricted.

Cash Gives You Education

Another significant motivation behind why cash is significant is that cash manufactures your school and cash sends you there for instruction.

Individuals who are in neediness don’t have a superior opportunity to show signs of improvement school or access to advanced education.

Besides, when you have overabundance cash to spend, you can purchase books. You can go to extra classes like a course or a workshop, pay to figure out how to cook, how to contribute, or how to improve.

Why Love Is Important?

Love can be depicted as an inclination, a feeling, and furthermore a lifestyle. Most of individuals will feel that affection is the most significant thing that is throughout everyday life. While there are numerous features and faces of adoration, you will find how love is significant and how it can influence your life here.

Love Allows You to Connect With Others

This may appear good judgment, yet it is and will consistently be the way in to the working of society all in all. As individuals, you had the capacity to have a private association and warm with someone else.

It’s not possible for anyone to escape from the sentiment of affection. Sentiments and feelings are worked in inside our natural framework. It is extremely unlikely anybody can get away from the sentiment of love and love. It permits you to fabricate a close connection with others, it causes you to feel total, and partially, it is the reason individuals live in this world.

There are a lot of cases whereby individuals can accomplish something unprecedented. Penance without mentioning anything as a byproduct of the individuals that they love. This essentially shows love is the most significant thing throughout everyday life, and not cash.

Love is the Source of Energy and Motivation

At the point when you are enamored with what you do and you are energetic, you will endeavor better and to perform better.

Individuals who have a family and love their family will need to improve to furnish their family with a superior nature of living. Individuals who are enamored will need to perform better for their accomplice as well.

Additionally, on the off chance that you are enamored with your work and you are enthusiastic about it, you will put forth a valiant effort to convey phenomenal outcomes.

Truth be told, love is what made achievement, and henceforth, cash. Love makes you complete and performs better. At the point when you perform better, you become progressively effective. At the point when you are fruitful, you get paid higher or you procure a superior salary, and you have more cash.

It gives you a can-do demeanor and you take a gander at the world in a positive viewpoint. Love gives you inspiration and you can take advantage of this vitality source to accomplish more noteworthy statures throughout everyday life.

Love Makes You Healthy and Happy

Studies after examinations have demonstrated that when individuals are feeling adored and thankful, their general prosperity w

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Guide On Better Intimacy, Better Sex

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An appealing aspect concerning sentiment legends is that they accomplish all the work, yet in a genuine connection with a genuine man, you presumably need to get the show on the road and let him realize what you need.

From big name catastrophes to exaggerated film sentiments, just as profoundly misrepresented portrayals and assumptions regarding excellence, sentiment and sex, the media is shelling us with pictures and thoughts that are the specific inverse of what works in marriage.

At the point when individuals’ desires for what marriage involves are exaggerated, they get baffled and debilitated. Effectively wedded couples have a progressively practical thought that marriage won’t be perfect, and organization and common love are things that you have to take a shot at, to work over various years. In the event that you are cherishing and minding of one another, you have a superior possibility of accomplishment in your relationship.

In spite of the fact that this can be new, energizing and fun from the outset, when the underlying freshness of living respectively wears off, such ordinary things stop to feel energizing and sentimental, and you may wind up feeling stressed that your accomplice no longer cares so a lot or is as eager to be with you.

Making Intimacy

Battling happens all the more frequently in relationships in which the closeness and holding arent working.
Closeness is the specialty of causing your accomplice to feel comprehended and acknowledged.
Delicate touch, eye to eye connection a delicate comical inclination and the correct words all make the climate.
Remarking decidedly on your accomplices looks or the days exercises will likewise help.
To reconnect, be certain you are tuning in to one another and understanding your accomplices needs and needs.
The most impressive thing you can do to keep a marriage solid is structure an association, a group, where the two gatherings feel regarded, thought about and required.

Here are a few different ways to bring closeness back:

Rules for expanding closeness

• Make amusement, play and fun a need.
Put more vitality into making your accomplice giggle, and youll locate a lively methodology will persuade both you and your life partner to need to be close.
Joy, humor, relaxation exercises, and strangeness are ways we revive, reestablish our vitality, reestablish our expectation and uplifting standpoint, and associate with one another.

Try not to permit a lot of your chance to be consumed by TV, email, PC games, or others who are not significant.

• Don’t let your desires escape line. Fun and closeness don’t rely upon going through cash or going to boundaries; they don’t rely upon a specific setting or action, and they don’t need to take a ton of time. Living it up is an inner procedure. Singing, moving, playing a game or a prepackaged game might be what you have to feel close. Through play we re-associate with our souls, our innocent selves, and the natural, unconstrained reactions that lead to sexual associations.

Truly, you can make closeness with exceptional events, something that requires a touch of arrangement ahead of time; yet when you think back on your most personal encounters, they are bound to have been unconstrained and basic as opposed to intricate and costly.

• Developing old together methods we will in the long run show our age.
Concentrate on how you feel about your accomplice, not on hair sparseness, weight issues, absence of execution capacity.
You can joyfully engage in sexual relations with one another into your dotage, in the event that you figure out how to acknowledge the progressions that accompany age.
Try not to let our childhood fixated culture deny you of the joys you can in any case have.

• Develop “signals” that work. An exceptional light in the room (when it’s lit, in any event one of you is intrigued) bringing home blossoms, sprucing up, a specific touch or expression.

• Be cautious that your craving for closeness is consistently a solicitation and not an interest the thing that matters is that a solicitation can take “no” for an answer. An interest is abusive; a solicitation is corresponding. Requests push you separated; demands welcome the other individual to come nearer.

• Once you have set up certain advances that work, attempt a few amazements. Your comical inclination functions admirably here. At the point when they function admirably, amazements can add some fervor and vitality to your sexual relationship; yet just whenever done inconsistently.

• Sex is a physical type of correspondence, and like all other correspondence, it requires some time. Give yourselves change time before getting sexual. Try not to hope to have the option to bounce into bed and “get it on”. Permit time for calm discussion, arousing contact, and so forth.

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•Remember that what feels sentimental or attractive contrasts for people, so incorporate signals that work for both of you. Numerous couples find that watching sexual or sentimental films helps set the state of mind.

• Intimacy is just conceivable when there is additionally adequate individual space. Permit a little separation, normally. “How might I miss you on the off chance that you don’t leave?” is an amusing method to put it. You need some different exercises, companions and interests to save your craving for one another new. It’s extraordinary for your relationship when you have something fascinating to inform your companion regarding when you get back home.

• When youre hitched and living respectively, it is too simple to even think about letting sentiment slide.
Remember to bring home roses, send cards, make or purchase senseless little presents for one another.
Compose verse, senseless notes, or tunes, cut a magazine animation, or essentially talk the positive things you feel.
On the off chance that the sentimental couple in the film takes a long, sentimental stroll in the forested areas, take a stab at strolling together in a nearby park.

• Revisit recollections of your initial days together. Play your preferred love melodies; lease an old, sentimental film and eat popcorn; do a crossword puzzle; go hitting the fairway; cook your preferred nourishments together. Remembering your initial dates can revive the early sentiments.

Common Trust Creates Romance

Socially, ladies have more authorization for sentiment than men do, yet it has been said commonly that men are the genuine sentimental people.

Numerous sentimental sonnets, melody verses, motion pictures and plays are composed by men. Try not to stress over your “picture”; be eager to chance inclination somewhat senseless every once in a while. It’s an incredible tonic for your relationship. Men, the significant compensation for you is more and better sex. Ladies, your prize is feeling adored and wanted. You’ll both make some incredible memories, and appreciate it.

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Here Are 8 Benefits of Listening to Music

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After many examination contemplates, we can say that the medical advantages of music have been demonstrated.

For example, music can help improve your IQ score notwithstanding make your brain more keen as you get more established. Given beneath are 8 demonstrated advantages of tuning in to your preferred music. Peruse on to discover more.

1) Listen to music to be upbeat

At the point when you tune in to your preferred music, your mind discharges dopamine. What’s more, this is the concoction that makes you more joyful when discharged. Remaining glad is significant for your physical just as psychological wellness.

2) Better running execution

On the off chance that you are a sprinter, you can improve your showing execution to tuning in to music before the opposition. It’s smarter to pick inspirational music for this reason.

3) Reduced pressure

On the off chance that you tune in to music, it can decrease the level of cortisone, which is a pressure hormone. As indicated by an examination, individuals experienced better invulnerability after they partook in singing and instrument playing.

On an upsetting day, you can tune in to radio to quiet yourself and appreciate the mending advantages of music.

4) Improved rest

Another examination found that the individuals who tuned in to music for in any event 30 minutes before hitting their bed experienced preferred rest over the individuals who did nothing before their sleep time. We realize that rest is of central significance for us all, particularly the individuals who consider or have office work to do. Lack of sleep can cause a great deal of other medical problems also.

5) Reduced sadness

As indicated by measurements, in excess of 350 million people manage melancholy and 9 out of 10 experience the ill effects of sleep deprivation. Exploration considers have discovered that tuning in to music can assist you with lessening your manifestations of despondency to remain quiet and tranquil.

6) Better state of mind

While driving, music can assist you with improving your concentration and state of mind. As indicated by contemplates, music can positively affect your temperament, which is significant for a protected driving encounter. Without positive state of mind, it’s impractical to accomplish anything. Furthermore, driving in terrible temperament can cause a mishap.

7) Better learning and memory

Many exploration contemplates have inferred that tuning in to music can improve your memory and learning. The volunteers who participated in the investigation performed better in the wake of tuning in to music. Then again, different members demonstrated eased back learning and more fragile memory.

8) Improved verbal insight

As per an investigation, 9 out of 10 children experienced better comprehension of various words and the quantity of implications they had. Another examination found that the members performed much better after they tuned in to music.

The times of these children were 4 and 10. In this manner, we can say that music can help improve verbal knowledge of children.

Long story short, you can see that tuning in to music offers a great deal of advantages. Truth be told, music is a compelling global language, which is given dependent on a great deal of examination considers. In this manner, in the event that you are an understudy or student in any field, you can profit by tuning in to your preferred music tracks.

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