He isn’t Donald Trump. He doesn’t care to be. But Olawale Ashimi has just given us a song that reminds us of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. The song is “Let Us Be Great.”
Great, yes? Shouldn’t we? There is no pretence about the title of the song. It is a sociopolitical message, timely in its release, vital in its urgency.
Brymo, a one-time Chocolate City (records) artiste, began singing way back in secondary school in 1999. His first studio album was “Brymstone” (referencing his stage name), released 2007.
“TheSonOfAKapenta,” his second album, directly references his father’s occupation (carpentry) and his own rise to prominence. The misspelling of the title is deliberate and hints at his father’s lack of education.
But then, as was the case with Jesus, the supposedly poor carpenter’s became a vital force – in this case a musician of note and one time brand ambassador to Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
By May 2016 he had released his fifth studio album, titled “Klitorîs“
“Let Us Be Great” has not only got great tempo, it addresses a critical issue Nigeria contends with: the disparity between the old and the young, the rich and the poor, etc. The song is recommended listening
Download “Let Us Be Great” below and let us know what you think in the comments section.