Fireboy is a Nigerian Singer with banger songs. The immense power emanating from the beats and lyrics of this song is irresistible.
|Full Name/Stage Name||Adedamola Adefolahan/Fireboy DML|
|Date of Birth||5 February 1996 (26 years)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Who Is Fireboy?
Adedamola Adefolahan known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer. He is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019. He won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for “Jealous” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
Early Life of Fireboy
Fireboy DML is of Yoruba Ancestry and was born on 5th of February 1996. He is the first child in a family of three boys. He grew up in Ogun State and attended both his primary and secondary school education there. To further his education, he went to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. At OAU, Fireboy DML studied English and graduated in 2017 after earning a bachelor’s in arts (BA). He was a member of his church choir. He developed interest in music while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University.
Musical Career Breakthrough of Fireboy
His single “Jealous” first appeared on YBNL Nation’s collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018), before being re-released on 25 March 2019. The song is composed of guitar riffs, traditional drums and percussion; it combines African harmonies with elements of country and soul music. “Jealous” was produced by Cracker Mallo and is centered around love and the complicated feelings that go along with it. The visuals for “Jealous” was directed by Director K.
On 14 June 2019, Fireboy DML released the romantic single “What If I Say”. It was produced by Pheelz, who incorporated a mix of percussion, ambient synth harmonies, and a drum riff into the production. The visuals for “What If I Say” was directed by TG Omori. On 1 August 2019, Fireboy DML released another single “King”, in the song, he declares his worth to his love interest. The accompanying music video for “King” was directed by TG Omori; it contains images of Fireboy and his love interest in a rose petal embellished Rolls-Royce, as well as images of him singing at a fashion show where models walk on a runway.
Fireboy DML released his debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps on 29 November 2019. It was initially scheduled for release on 25 November. The album’s music is a brand of R&B that combines love and social issues with empirical song writing. LTG comprises 13 tracks and doesn’t feature any guest artist; it amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify three days after its release. It received generally positive reviews from music critics but was criticized for being labelled an “Afro-Life” record instead of an R&B album. LTG was supported by the previously released singles “Jealous”, “What If I Say” and “King”. The single “Vibration” was a fan favourite.
On 17 August 2020, Fireboy released the tracklist to his sophomore album, Apollo.
In a review, Pitchfork gave Apollo an 8.3 rating out of 10 and called it “the peak of his vision so far, a melodious, detailed, and effortless album of feel-good pop and R&B.” NotJustOk wrote: “At the base of his writing is a deep-seated knack for introspection, the desire to be himself and a whole other like himself, spinning personal and borrowed accounts of existential crisis, ambition, love, lust and depression.”
In 2021, Fireboy DML released the single “Peru,” which Music in Africa wrote “affirms [his] Afrobeats intelligence.” He was featured on Ladipoe’s hit “Running” and WSTRN’s single “Be My Guest”, and Cheque’s single “History.” He made a musical appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed a medley of the songs “Vibration,” from Tears, Laughter and Goosebumps, and “Champion,” from Apollo.
On 24 December 2021, a version of Peru with Ed Sheeran was released and debuted on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 2 on the United Kingdom’s Official Singles Chart in 2022.
On 3 March 2022, Fireboy was featured on the Sickick remix to Madonna’s 1998 single “Frozen”. The official music video was filmed on the same day.
On 6 July 2022, Fireboy announced via his official Twitter account that his third studio album titled “PLAYBOY” would be out by 5 August 2022.
Fireboy DML songs (singles) include,
What If I Say
Give Me Love
You’ll Be Fine
The songs in the Fireboy album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps album are:
Like I Do
High on Life
What If I Say
Wait and See
Fireboy’s Description of His Sound
Fireboy DML describes his sound as “Afro-Life” and said he writes songs that audiences can relate to. Alphonse Pierre of Pitchfork characterized his sound as “slow-groove pop” and said it “tells stories about love with the formulaic structure of a Hallmark Christmas romance”.
He has cited Jon Bellion, Passenger and Wande Coal as his key contemporary influences.
Musical Achievement of Fireboy’s Songs
In 2020, Fireboy DML gained media coverage in Nigeria when his hit “Champion” was used by FC Bayern Munich for their UEFA Super Cup celebrations.
His song “Scatter” from his debut album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was included in the FIFA 21 game soundtrack.
In November 2022, Fireboy DML’s song, “Coming Back to You,” was featured on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By.
Fireboy Net Worth
Fireboy is estimated to be $1 million dollars rich. His major source of wealth comes from the digital sales of his music, with over 800 million streams across all digital platforms.
Fireboy has acknowledged that the love of arts grew on him, as he is not from a family of artists. While he has written poems for most of his adult life, the artist knew that he could sing since he was 12 years old. He always considered singing something he could do but not as a serious talent and not something he could even make money from. While he always wrote poems and some song lyrics, it was at the university where he embraced his talent. The three musicians who influenced his singing greatly are Passenger, Wande Coal, and Jon Bellion. Speaking to Fireboy revealed, growing up, I listened to a lot of Celine Dion. Elton John helped me discover myself, there’s this song by him “Sacrifice,” that I consider the greatest song ever made. My dad was always playing Celine Dion, and my mum always played Yinka Ayefele and Tope Alabi. Those influences made me realize how beautiful music is. But it transcended into people that really started influencing my sound, and they are just three people: Passenger, Wande Coal, and Jon Bellion. Fireboy started to perform at some shows at his school and was popular among students. This was when he decided that maybe something could come out of making music. Now, he is a well-made name in the musical industry of Nigerian and across the globe as a whole.