Adefola Adedamola Fireboy Dml is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the youngest artists in the Nigerian music industry. He was signed to the Ybnl record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide after Adekunle Gold left the label.
Early Life & Education
Fireboy Dml, a Nigerian Afro-pop singer and songwriter, was born on February 5, 1996 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Fireboy DML grew up in Abeokuta and sang in his church choir.
Fireboy began and finished his primary and secondary school education in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Following his secondary education, he was admitted to Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun state, where he studied English. It was there that Fireboy began to demonstrate his talent and express his love for music, and he quickly became well-known in school.
According to the singer, he began singing at a young age and has been determined to pursue a career in music ever since. When it comes to his lyrics, Fireboy has the ability to play with words while making it easy for music fans to connect.
Adedamola A.K.A Fireboy DML was signed to YBNL in 2018 by Olamide, the Record Label’s Founder.
Fireboy was signed to YBNL to replace Adekunle Gold, who left the label after releasing his debut album, “LIFE.”
His breakthrough single “Jealous” debuted on the collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018) before being re-released on March 25, 2019. The song is made up of guitar riffs, traditional drums, and percussion, and it combines African harmonies with country and soul music elements. Cracker Mallo produced “Jealous,” which is about love and the complicated feelings that come with it. Director K directed the visuals for “Jealous.”
The romantic single “What If I Say” by Fireboy DML was released. On June 14, 2019, Pheelz produced the single, which included percussion, ambient synth harmonies, and a drum riff. The video for “What If I Say” was directed by TG Omori.
Artist who works nonstop, On August 1, 2019, Fireboy DML released the “King” single, produced by Echo the Guru, in which he declares his worth to his love interest. TG Omori directed the accompanying music video for “King,” which features 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 down a runway.
Fireboy Dml released his debut studio album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps on November 29, 2019, after it was originally scheduled for November 25. The LTG album has 13 tracks and no guest artists; it has over 6 million Spotify streams three days after its release. It received mostly positive reviews from music critics, but it was chastised for being labeled as a “Afro-Life” album rather than an R&B album. The previously released singles “Jealous,” “What If I Say,” and “King” provided support for LTG.
Fireboy’s song has climbed the top 5 of almost all music billboard charts. His song is frequently seen on some popular listings. We should also add that the musician has made known how the song was about something he has once passed through – that is to say, he has once been jealous over a lady.
The versatile artist who studied English Language at Obafemi Awolowo University, IIe-Ife, also disclosed that he sees nobody as a competitor in the Nigerian music industry.
“I am only in competition with myself. I’m no dragging sound with anyone and I think no one is dragging with me either.”
He continued: “I only have people I look up to, my daddies in the industry Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Burna Boy.”
Fireboy Dml Album
- Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps (2019)
- Jealous (2019)
- King (2019)
- What If I Say (2019)
- Give Me Love
- Don’t Say So
- I’ll Be Fine
Award and Nomination
- On the 20th of October 2019, Fireboy Dml was nominated for Viewer’s Choice, Best pop single, Next Rated artists and song of the year at the 13th edition of The Headies
- On the 11th of January 2020, Fireboy Dml Won Listeners’ Choice award also Nominated for Song of the Year and Best New MVP at Soundcity MVP Award Festival
Fireboy has an estimated Net worth of $1 million.