30th October, 2013
When on 20 October, BrymO released his third album, Merchants, Dealers and Slaves on iTunes, without the imprint of Chocolate City, his estranged record label, he seemed quite ready for the consequences.
But a week after, the recording artiste seems to have simmered after the music label slammed a legal injunction holding him back, PMNEWS Showbiz Trends can reveal.
Brymo has been restrained “from recording, releasing, distributing any composition, song, musical works or carrying out any activity as a recording or performing artist through or for the benefit of any person or organisation other than Chocolate City pending the determination of the suit against him.”
But Brymo, who spurned his legal and contractual commitments to Chocolate City, on 25 October, in a series of tweets via his handle @BrymOlawale, spoke of an alleged plot to stunt the growth of his career. He claimed that the Choc City boss has been threatening those who want to work with him.
“Audu Maikori has been calling and threatening every one who wants to work with me, the injustice will not cease…You are the lawyer, the judge and the enforcer…Father would tell me stories about the injustice that’s eating this land, I guess it’s my turn for firsthand experience…,” BrymO tweeted.
However, there has been silence from the label’s end. Several calls and text messages by PMNEWS Showbiz Trends made to get the famed entertainment lawyer’s reaction were not successful as his phone was switched off.
However, a fan with a Twitterhandle @BabaOloriokoBB sent a twitter message to rap star M.I, who is a director/artiste in Chocolate City on the festering crisis. “They really don’t want Brymo to flourish. What is @MI_Abaga doing? I thought u always screaming peace online can’t u settle them?” the fan had queried with M.I responding to the allegation with a curt tweet: “@BabaOloriokoBB if you believe that…Then you are misled. Contracts must be honoured. Fin.”
In late May, BrymO had walked out of his contract with Chocolate City and gone on to release the new work, less than a year after he dropped his debut #TheSonOfaKapenta on the label’s imprints.
There have been numerous insinuations surrounding the break up with some sources close to BrymO’s camp claiming the artiste was dissatisfied with the way his career was being handled by the label.