In a recent interview with TVC, Nigerian singer Brymo, known for his unique style and music, has addressed the controversy surrounding his alleged “sex-for-music” request to fellow artist Simi, describing it as an “artistic pursuit.”
The revelation had stirred a significant online debate and drawn a response from Simi’s husband, Adekunle Gold.
Brymo recounted the incident, saying,
“One day I was somewhere, and I met Adekunle Gold. He requested a collaboration, but I declined, stating I wasn’t interested in collaborations at the time.”
Two weeks later, Simi approached him for a collaboration, and Brymo insisted on a deeper connection, stating,
“Two weeks after, Simi came. I didn’t know they [Simi and Adekunle Gold were together]. I’m sure you all know about Falz. He took the fall that I was supposed to take. I was the target… But I’m a smart guy.
“When I saw her [Simi], I said no features except I am laying with the woman I am working with so it can really be intense. Did she not sleep with Adekunle Gold? Is that not why the music is extra good? But she said no, and I was like okay, bye-bye and then she left.
While Brymo’s comments sparked controversy and raised questions about professionalism in the music industry, he clarified,
“It wasn’t about me asking for sex for collaboration. No, no, it wasn’t about that. For me, it was an artistic pursuit.”
Brymo went on to emphasize that he had successfully collaborated with other female artists without such discussions.
“She wasn’t the only one I proposed it to. But guess what? I’ve made music with seven women. I didn’t sleep with anyone of them.
“After that incident, I’ve recorded songs with four women. We didn’t even have that [sexual] conversation at all. We just made music. So, it wasn’t about me asking for sex for collaboration. No, no, it wasn’t about that. For me, it was an artistic pursuit.”