Song: Without You
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olawale Ashimi Ọlọfọrọ best known as Brymo has released his eighth project and seventh studio album, titled “Yellow”.
The award-winning singer via his social media pages — Instagram and Twitter — announced the album’s release, describing it as an “all-pop electronic album about love and survival”
The tracklist consists of three parts with a total of 15 tracks, while all songs are written and performed by Brymo, except Abu Ya by Lindsey Abudei.
All songs were produced and mastered by Mikky Me Joses. While Abu Ya by Nsikak David and Lindsey Abudei.
Brymo Yellow Tracklist
This is Brymo’s first album since 2018 album, OSO (The Wizard) and his first project since, AAA – the debut 5-track EP from a band of the same name. The band consists of Brymo, guitarist Jad Moukarim, drummer Adey Omotade, and bassist Laughter.
The band’s eponymous debut Extended Play (EP), a five-tracker was released on August 5, 2019. A fusion of African folk and psychedelic rock, the EP was recorded at Blackstar Studios in Ikoyi, Lagos, and was mixed and mastered by Mikky Me Joses.
Brymo released his first album, Brymstone in 2007 – it was released independently. What is widely regarded to be his best album, Merchants, Dealers, and Slaves dropped in 2013.
Brymo’s music is a mixture of fuji, R&B, pop and rock. His albums Merchants, Dealers & Slaves and Tabula Rasa were hinged on the social injustice and chaos that are prevalent in the Nigerian society.
The Oleku crooner started recording music in 1999, and the title of his first song was Future, while in secondary school. In 2002, he and some of his friends formed a group called The Aliens. Between 2004 and 2005, the group had problems and disbanded in 2005.
Brymo gained admission to Lagos State University (LASU), where he studied zoology, but left after his second year to pursue a career in music. He released his debut studio album, Brymstone in 2007, and follow up with his second studio album titled The Son of a Kapenta, which he released in 2012. Three singles — Ara, Good Morning and Go Hard, supported the album.
Prior to the album release, he signed a record deal with Chocolate City in 2010 but was accused of breaching his contract with the label in 2013. His third studio album Merchants, Dealers & Slaves was released on October 20, 2013; it received positive reviews from music critics and was preceded by two singles— Down and Eko.
In October 2014, Brymo released his fourth studio album Tabula Rasa; its lead single Fe Mi was described as a soft traditional ballad. On December 8, 2015, he released an eight-track compilation album titled Trance.
He signed an international distribution deal with Tate Music Group in 2015, and released his fifth studio album Klĭtôrĭs on May 9, 2016. It comprises 11 tracks and was preceded by the lead single Happy Memories.
In March 2018, he released his critically acclaimed sixth studio album Oṣó (The Wizard). Six months later, he released the self-referential fictional novel Oriri’s Plight.
America’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci has predicted there will be another coronavirus outbreak from fall, that is 22 September to 21 December.
He said the U.S. will be better prepared to combat the virus.
“In fact, I would anticipate that that would actually happen because of the degree of transmissibility,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
He made the prediction while responding to a question about a possible reemergence of the virus in the fall during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Fauci added, however, that if another outbreak were to occur, things “are going to be very, very different.”
“Our ability to go out and be able to test, identify, isolate, and contact trace, will be orders of magnitude better than what it was just a couple months ago,” Fauci said.
Fauci said by fall treatments for the coronavirus would hopefully be ready for use. He said by then it’s important the government has a vaccine “that’s on track, and multiple other candidates.”
The U.S. now leads the rest of the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
More than 187,000 cases have been confirmed across the country with 3,867 deaths.
Globally, more than 850,000 cases have been confirmed with more than 42,000 fatalities.
Less than three weeks to the 2020 edition of Ogori Ovia Osese Cultural Festival, the Coronavirus global pandemic has forced the National Executive Committee of Ogori Descendants’ Union, ODU, to outrightly cancel the event.
The body, arose from an emergency meeting called by the ODU, announcing the cancellation of the event which had been scheduled to hold between April 19 and 26, 2020.
In a 9-point communique, the body said, “in view of the global health challenges posed by coronavirus, Ogori Ovia Osese festival being an international tourist event that attracts tourists from around the globe…is no longer feasible and advisable.”
On the strength of this, the body said, “we resolved to cancel the celebration of the 2020 Ovia Osese Festival and its ancillary events and advise members of the community to key into the directive of the State Government on public gatherings because it is in our best interest.”
It further maintained that by the cancellation of the festival, no tradition has been contravened, adding that its decision was in the overall interest of the community and public health.
It reiterated that it was expedient for the community to align itself with the ongoing efforts at the state and national levels on how best to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
ODU assured families that had registered their wards to participate in the 2020 edition of the festival, that they would be taken care of in the 2021 edition.
While calling for sustained prayers to overcome the global pandemic, the ODU appreciated security operatives in the area for bracing up to the security challenges in the area.
“We commend the effort of security agencies which recently resulted in the arrest of some kidnap suspects and we call for more security consciousness among our people because security should be everybody’s business”, it stressed.
Meanwhile, the League of Professors in Ogori, last Saturday, launched a task team on COVID-19 and according to the chairman of the League, Professor Olugbemiro Jegede said given the rapidity of the spread of the pandemic, it could spread to every nook and crannies of Nigeria, wreaking unimaginable havoc on citizens.
The task team, he explained, is to amongst other things, develop a simple strategic plan for preparedness and response to future epidemics in the community, evolve a workable plan for strict isolation of confirmed cases, build and strategise on how to deploy and use, response capacities and capabilities to COVID-19.
On his part, the leader of the 10-member task team, Professor Alexander Odaibo, said the committee would go a long way in helping Ogori community in preventing the spread of the pandemic and assured that no stone would be left unturned to make a success of the assignment.
In continuation of her good gestures towards the welfare of women and widows, in particular, the wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun has donated and distributed food items worth millions of naira to them in Sagamu axis of the state.
The event which took place at the Sagamu Town Hall in collaboration with Remo Development Forum and the Sagamite Babes attracted widows and single mothers from Sagamu and environs irrespective of their ages.
Mrs. Abiodun on the 24th of June, 2019, flagged off her commitment towards widows at the June 12, Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta, where a total number of 1,000 widows were given donations of cash and food items and her commitment towards widows has since remained constant.
Mrs. Abiodun, represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Funmi Efuwape at the occasion said the donation was a means of relieving the hardship that may be caused as a result of the 14 days lockdown announced by the Federal government to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Mrs. Abiodun who expressed her determination to extend the gesture to other parts of the state advised women in the state to comply with the governments’ directives at flattening the curve of the virus for the benefit of all.
A call has gone to well-meaning individuals in the country, as well as, corporate organisations to support the government in its efforts at combating the prevalent coronavirus pandemic, as government alone cannot provide the wherewithal to tackle the disease.
Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, made the call while receiving, on behalf of the State government 200 mattresses, donated by Mouka Foam, to support the government in its efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus, saying the gesture was apt, as the State was ensuring that all necessary machinery were in place, for the isolation and treatment of coronavirus patients.
“Just yesterday, his Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun took people around isolation centres put in place by the government, as part of his preparedness to manage the coronavirus pandemic. We were shown round very impressive 128 bedded facility said to be the largest single facility available in the country today in terms of the number of beds’’, she said.
While appreciating Mouka for the generous donation, the Deputy Governor said the mattresses would be put to use when more isolation and treatment centres were created for possible patients of Coronavirus, noting that a lot still needs to be done in terms of relief materials for people during the lockdown, so as to be able to keep the family going.
Earlier in his remarks, Chief Commercial Officer, Mouka Foam, Mr Dimeji Osingunwa, said the company felt the need to partner Ogun State government in their little way, especially at this critical period the State and the Federal government are fighting Coronavirus pandemic in the country, noting that the item donated was part of the essentials needed by the government at this period.
According to him, “we have the large chunk of our business in this environment and across Nigeria and we felt that at this critical period and in our usual bid, we must recognise and partner with Ogun State government, as we usually do to communities’’.
As a result of the growing concerns on the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the entire world, Rivers State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) will from Wednesday (1st of April, 2020) shut its Press Centre at Moscow Road, Port Harcourt for an initial period of two weeks.
This is also in compliance with the directive of NUJ National Secretariat putting all activities of the Council on hold for two weeks.
In a statement jointly signed by Stanley Job Stanley and Ike Wigodo, Chairman and Secretary respectively noted that the suspension is in compliance with the directive of the National body of the Union, which directed all state councils to stop congresses and other large gatherings in line with precautionary measures put in place by Federal and State Governments against the spread of the Coronavirus.
The statement advised NUJ members and visitors to stay away from the Press Centre for the duration of two weeks at the first instance.
The Union leadership also urges Journalists in the State to strictly adhere to laid down preventive measures and follow expert advice on coronavirus prevention.