[BIOGRAPHY] All about Fireboy DML
Fireboy DML biography: Age, real name, girlfriend, Apollo album
Adedamola Adefolahan, popularly called Fireboy or Fireboy DML, is a fast-rising Nigerian Afro-Life singer whose single Jealous shot him to fame.
Fireboy DML is no strange name in the Nigerian music industry.
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- He is one individual whose rise to fame is not only interesting but worth the story.
- Here is Fireboy biography.
- Profile summary Real name:
- Adedamola Adefolahan Date of birth:
- February 5, 1996 Place of birth:
- Sagamu, Abeokuta, Ogun State Alma mater:
- Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Nationality:
- Nigerian Occupation: Singer, songwriter Genre: Afrobeats, Afro-soul, Hip Hop, Afropop, Afrobeat Fireboy DML biography He was born on February 5, 1996, in Sagamu, Abeokuta, Ogun State. At the moment, Fireboy age is 24 years.
- What is the real name of Fireboy DML?
Fireboy real name is Adedamola Adefolahan. Family He is the first child in a family of three boys. Not much else is known about his family, including his parents. However, Fireboy himself debunked rumours that Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr. Latin, is his father.
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The musician 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 in Arts (BA). Career 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.
Image: instagram.com, @Fireboy DML Source: Instagram His initial plan upon completion of his first degree at OAU was to move back home to Abeokuta. However, he suddenly decided to take the risk to pursue a music career in Lagos.
At Lagos, he stayed with some friends he had made at school as he had no family there. He began attending shows indiscriminately and would beg to sing at some. At others, he would pay or have his friends pay for him. However, the young artist knew that he was not making much progress. Thus, he had to rethink his strategy.
Fortunately, one of his friends had some music equipment in his house. He started making his own songs and writing for other people. Speaking about that period, he says: “I wrote (songs) for people, some for N30k, others for N50k.
Songs that I regret selling, but it is part of the process.” In October 2018, Olamide Adedeji signed Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML) to his record label, YBNL Nation. The music boss had signed Picazo Rap and Yomi Blaze hours before announcing the signing on Instagram. When he was signed, Fireboy was relatively unknown and sort of a dark horse to many. The artist himself understood this and recognized that he was bringing a new sound that would take some getting used to. He was, therefore, prepared to be patient.
He dropped his first track, Jealous, in 2018 about two months after his signing. Jealous, produced by Cracker Mallo, was first released in December 2018 as part of the YBNL Mafia Family album. The album has 13 tracks, and Fireboy’s Jealous is the number five track on the album. Jealous was nominated in several categories at the 2019 City People Music Awards and won one award, the City People Music Awards Most Promising Act of the Year (2019). Fireboy dropped his maiden album titled Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps on November 29, 2019. Speaking about what Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps means to him, the musician said, I’m really obsessed with standing out. I feel that’s the only way a difference can be made. It’s not a random name I just chose.
I want people to feel, because I feel like my music is something you listen to and feel the exact emotions. There are times when you’d listen and smile or laugh; there are times when you want to cry, emotions driving you to tears; some instruments like the violins at the end of “Need You” might give you goosebumps. You will feel one of those emotions, or all of them at once, if you listen.
4 others as NextGen artists changing music rules in Nigeria Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps is abbreviated as LTG and contains 13 awesome tracks. The themes it touches include love and social issues. Fireboy songs Fireboy DML songs (singles) include What If I Say Jealous King Don’t Say No G-Strings Give Me Love You’ll Be Fine Ajoke Star The songs in the Fireboy album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps album are: Need You Vibration Scatter Jealous Energy Like I Do Gbas Gbos King Omo Ologo High on Life Feel What If I Say Wait and See Fireboy DML album Apollo Fireboy DML’s sophomore album Apollo was released on August 20, 2020, under the YBNL Nation record label.
The 17-track album comes after the success of his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, which was released on November 29 2019. In an Instagram post promoting the album, Fireboy stated, “This album is about evolution, growth, love and pain…Gratitude to God for blessings. Gratitude to everyone who worked with me on this album; gratitude to my team (YBNL/EMPIRE), my family and the kings who blessed this project with their presence.
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Apollo has 17 tracks, and it features artists such as D Smoke, Wande Coal, and Olamide. Ridimakulayo produced most songs in the album. Apollo album tracklist Champion Spell ELI Tattoo Favourite Song New York City Girl Lifestyle Airplane Mode 9 24 (Interlude) Dreamer Afar Go Away Shadé Friday Feeling God Only Knows Sound Remember Me Fireboy girlfriend While he majorly sings about love, he has not been involved with any girl as far as the public can tell. But, this does not mean that Fireboy DML is single.
Fireboy DML may have a secret girlfriend, and he is just unwilling to show her off. Net worth According to Fireboy DML net worth is ₦233 million. Fireboy DML is definitely going places. His unique music style, coupled with poetic lyrics, would make anyone competing with him Jealous- no pun intended.
|Birth name||Adedamola Adefolahan|
|Born||5 February 1996
Ogun State, Nigeria
|Labels||YBNL Nation, Empire Distribution|
2018–present: “Jealous” and Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps
Fireboy DML grew up in Abeokuta, Ogun state and was a member of his local church choir. He developed interest in music while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University. His breakthrough 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 songwriting. 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 labeled 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”.
On 17 August 2020, Fireboy released the tracklist to his sophomore album, Apollo.
In popular culture
- “Jealous” (2018)
- “What If I Say” (2019)
- “King” (2019)
- “New York City Girl” (2020)
- “Eli” (2020)
- “Tattoo” (2020)
- “Peru” (2021)
Awards and nominations
|2019||The Headies||Next Rated||Himself||Nominated|||
|Song of the Year||“Jealous”||Nominated|
|City People Music Awards||Most Promising Act of the Year||Himself||Won|||
|Best New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|Revelation of the Year||Nominated|
|2020||Soundcity MVP Awards Festival||Song of the Year||“Jealous”||Nominated|||
|Listeners’ Choice||Fireboy DML for “Jealous”||Won|
|Best New MVP||Himself||Nominated|
|2020||The Headies||Album of the Year||Apollo||Won|||
|Best Pop Album||Won|
|Best R&B Album||“Tears, Laughter and Goosebumps”||Won|
|Best R&B Single||“Tattoo”||Won|
|Headies Revelation||Fireboy DML||Won|
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- 1 [BIOGRAPHY] All about Fireboy DML
- 1.1 His Career
- 1.2 Artistry
- 1.3 In popular culture
- 1.4 Discography
- 1.5 Awards and nominations