On the 1st of April 2020, musician Brymo released his Album “Yellow.” For a lot of people, what stood out the most and made them want to listen to the album was the unique album art.
However, on the 15th of August, artist Samuel Olowomeye took to Twitter to accuse the music star of not paying for the album art.
Samuel who is a self though hyper realist artist revealed he turned down offers, of up to 600,000 naira for the painting which Brymo basically stole from him.
In the light of Mr. Olomeyes tweet gaining traction, a photographer has also called out Brymo and his management for negotiating 20,000 naira for a clip he told them cost 200,000 naira.
According to him, Brymo’s manager said there was nothing him (the photographer) could do about it, leaving him no choice but to accept the palrty sum.
This is very heartbreaking, especially because as a creative, Brymo is expected to understand the struggle for relevance faced by other creatives.
He is expected to use his platform to uplift and not tear down and shortchange other artists. Alas, this is not the case.
Hopefully, Brymo feels the heat from social media critics and does the needful.