The only child of a carpenter father and a petty trader mother, Ashimi Olawale ”Brymo” was Born and raised in a suburb area called Okokomaiko in Lagos state. And like most ghetto kids he grew up in a community where opportunities were hard, but despite all the hardship, his parents ensured that he got an average education, and a good upbringing.
He attended Aganju aka primary school okokomaiko, lagos. 1990-1997 He later attended Ajangbadi high school 1997-2003. Olawale gained admission into Lagos state university in 2007 where he studied zoology.
In 1999, Brymo wrote his first chorus at age 14. In 2002 he came together with three other friends and they started a band called ALIENS.
Brymo played a very important part as a member of the group, his job being writing and compositions of songs. In a period of two years, he wrote over 85 songs. In 2005 the group broke up as some members had to go back to school.
Later that year he moved on to a solo career, recording his 1st single. In 2007 He came in contact with a local talent manager who helped him record his debut Album ‘BRYMSTONE‘.
Later that year Music was slow in the year as he got admitted into the lagos state university. In 2008, he went on to promote his then hit single Shawdy with a video that gained maximum airplay nationwide which got him nominations and rave reviews. The video went on to be the number 2 spot on the MTV base African top ten countdowns and number one on the Nigezee top ten.
In 2010 he hooked up with Nigerian sensational Rapper M.I, whom later introduced him to Jesse Jagz and Iceprince ushering him into Chocolate City Music label. He has been described as the master of hooks; this is because of his contribution to the success of Iceprince monster hit single Oleku’.
On 18 September 2011 Brymo dropped his 1st single under Chocolate City. Within 12 months of being in the limelight, and without a mainstream single to his name, Brymo has already being touted by many as Nigeria’s hook master but this changed as soon as the single ARA dropped.
ARA is Brymo’s 1st official single as an artiste under Chocolate City. ARA was the number 6 trending topic globally on twitter and the song rose to the top as the number 1 song in the country on cool fm Top Ten as well as dominating the MTN Nigeria top 10 Jamz chart.
He has had collaborations as well as featured on the works of M.I, Iceprince, Jesse Jagz, Ill Bliss, Sasha, 2 Shotz, Playboy, SARZ, Mikky mi and many more.
– Brymston 2007
– Son Of A Kapenta 2012
– Merchants, Dealers And Slaves 2013
– Tabula Rasa 2014
– Klitons 2016
– Oso 2018
– Yellow 2020
– Harmattan & Winter 2021
– He won the Recording of the Year award for the song ‘Ara’ at the Hip Hop World Awards in 2012. In the same year, he also bagged the Most Gifted Afro Pop Video of the Year at the Channel O Music Video Awards.
– At the 2013/2014 All Africa Music Awards, he won the Songwriter of the Year award for the song ‘Down.’
– He was nominated in the Best Recording of the Year, Best Alternative Song, and Best Performer categories at the 2019 Headies.
All Brymo’s Music and Albums are all available for downloads at Okayvibes Music.