Brymo discusses this with media personality Joey Akan on the latest episode of his Afro Intelligence show.
The 38-year-old said in the podcast that he tried to ignore the claim for two years before bringing it to the public’s attention.
The musician, on the other hand, claims that his decision to open up a few weeks after releasing ‘Esan,’ his ninth studio album, had an impact on its success.
Even though it was critical to put an end to the speculation, Brymo acknowledged that watching his streams for the new album decline as a result of the allegation upset him at the time. He stated, ”
“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.”