Brymo’s management, The Bali Music Company responded to an artist who called the singer out for not giving him credit on the artwork used on his yellow album.
Artist Samuel Olowomeye who is the artist behind Brymo’s “YellowThe album cover titled “Insights and Frustrations” expressed frustration at not being cited for her work. Taking his Twitter page, he wrote:“I JUST WANT MY WORK TO BE WELL RECOGNIZED !, I don’t ask too much. It doesn’t have to be that way, but I have no other option left ”
I JUST WANT MY WORK TO BE RECOGNIZED!
I’m not asking too much.
There is no need to come to this, but I have no other option left.#BBNajia #BBNaijaLockdown National Team ID Lyta Abuja https://t.co/KLFSxTSlEd pic.twitter.com/CrAIEO8cic
– Olowomeye Samuel AncestoR (@SamuelOlowomeye) Aug 15, 2020
Brymo’s management, The Bail Music Company in response clarified how Brymo got hold of the artwork and that the singer actually got permission to use it. In a statement released via Twitter, “The Bail Music Company would like to thank Mr. Samuel Olowomeye for bringing to our attention his grievances regarding his artwork used as the cover for Brymo’s ‘Yellow’ album. The organizers of the Art Night event had invited Brymo to perform at the event on February 15, 2020.
As part of the deal, organizers offered payment to Brymo AND a free piece of art to create during the event. Mr. Samuel Olowomeue’s artwork ‘Insight and Frustrations’ caught Brymo’s attention because it had something to do with what he had envisioned for his latest album ‘Yellow’.
The artwork was presented as a gift to Brymo at the end of his performance at the Art Night event. Appreciating further the creativity of Mr. Samuel Olowomeye, Brymo requested via email to have the electronic copy of the artwork to use as the album cover for “Yellow”. At no time during this documented correspondence was there an offer or demand for payment.
No guarantee of increased follow-up on social networks was given either. As is appropriate when a gift is given, an appreciation must be expressed. Brymo publicly thanked Mr. Samuel Olowomeye for the gift of the artwork via an Instagram post on March 14, 2020 – and duly tagged it on said post.
Brymo has nothing to do with the auction or the process behind the same for this piece of art. We believe this is a question that should have been addressed and resolved with the organizers of the Art Night event. So it’s an unpleasant shock to us that, although Brymo specifically requested the electronic copy of the artwork, at no point did Mr. Olowomeye make an actual request on his own – except to be labeled , which Brymo did next.
We have to apologize to Mr. Samuel Olowomeye for the unintentional mistake in his name on the album. Likewise, we regret all the inconveniences caused by the delay in the delivery of our orders. After lockdown, we were unable to ship CDs using our usual logistics company. All orders have been processed and will reach our esteemed fans as soon as possible.
As talent managers, we fully understand and appreciate the importance of intellectual property rights, we remain open to a conversation with Mr. Samuel Olowomeye to clarify any further grievances.
he might have. “
Statement from Brymo’s management on the “Yellow” album art.
– TheBail MusicCompany (@TheBailMusicCoy) August 25, 2020