Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Brymo: Keeps it Real, Lagos-Style, with One Pound!

By on March 8, 2015

As a Lagos girl, there are many reasons to love the music of Olawale Ashimi popularly known as Brymo. His unmistakable gritty voice as he narrates the triumphs and defeats of living in Lagos through his music, is one of them. I sat mesmerized in my car as I drove through a wintry DC, the first time I heard his Eko, I was transported back to the city of my roots. I used to wake my daughter up to the sound of Good Morning, omoge and it served as a cultural lesson for her as she discovered through the music of Brymo (and no where else) the meaning of the word ‘omoge’.

Brymo has done it again with this one taken off his new album – Tabula Rasa. One Pound. The originality in the lyrics shows a matchless level of creativity and an unwavering loyalty to the city of Lagos, which is pretty visible in this ingenious video shot documentary style.