Fireboy DML Biography
Adedamola Adefolahan, better known by his stage name Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on February 5th, 1996. He is currently signed to YBNL Nation, a crucial and independent record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps, Fireboy’s debut studio album, was released in late 2019. At the 2020 SoundCity MVP Awards Festival, he won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for his song “Jealous.”
|Real Name:||Adedamola Adefolahan|
|Date of Birth||February 06, 1996|
|Place of Birth:||Abeokuta, Ogun State|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Early Life and 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.
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.”
Fireboy DML released the romantic single “What If I Say” on June 14, 2019. It was produced by Pheelz, who used percussion, ambient synth harmonies, and a drum riff in the production. TG Omori directed the video for “What If I Say.”
On August 1, 2019, Fireboy DML released his second single, “King,” 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.
On November 29, 2019, Fireboy DML released his debut studio album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps (LTG). It was supposed to be released on November 25th.
The music on the album is a style of R&B that combines love and social issues with empirical songwriting.
LTG has 13 tracks and no guest artists; it has over 6 million streams on Spotify 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. “Vibration,” the single, was a fan most loved song.
Fireboy will release the tracklist for his sophomore album, Apollo, on August 17, 2020. Pitchfork rated Apollo 8.3 out of 10 and described it as “the peak of his vision thus far, a melodious, detailed, and effortless album of feel-good pop and R&B.”
At the heart of his writing is a deep-seated knack for introspection, the desire to be himself and a whole bunch of other people like himself, spinning personal and borrowed accounts of existential crisis, ambition, love, lust, and depression,” NotJustOk wrote.
Fireboy DML released the single “Peru” in 2021, which Music in Africa described as “affirming his Afrobeats intelligence.” He appeared on Ladipoe’s hit “Running,” WSTRN’s “Be My Guest,” and Cheque’s “History.”
He performed a medley of the songs “Vibration” from Tears, Laughter, and Goosebumps and “Champion” from Apollo on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
His song, “Peru Remix featuring Ed Sheeran,” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 2022.
Fireboy appeared on the Sickick remix of Madonna’s 1998 single “Frozen” on March 3, 2022. On the same day, the official music video was shot.
Fireboy DML received media attention in Nigeria in 2020 when his hit “Champion” was used by FC Bayern Munich during their UEFA Super Cup celebrations.
His debut album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’ song “Scatter” was included on the FIFA 21 game soundtrack.
- In 2019, he won the “Most Promising Act of the Year” at the City People Music Awards
- In 2020, He won the “Listeners’ Choice Award” at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
- In 2020, he won the “Album of the Year”, “Best Pop Album”, “Best R&B Album”, “Best R&B Single” and “Headies Revelation” at the Headies Award.
- In 2021, he won the Áfrican Fan’s Favourite” at the All Africa Music Awards
Fireboy Net Worth
Fireboy DML is a prominent Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer with a net worth of around $1 million.
The Peruvian government reacted to Fireboy DML’s latest remix of “Peru,” which features Grammy award winner, Ed Sheeran.
The South American country responded via its official Twitter account. The tweet implied that Fireboy got the idea for the smash hit song from the country’s name.
The Peruvian government encouraged its citizens to listen to the Fireboy and British singer Ed Sheeran’s “Peru Remix.”
In 2021, Fireboy and Nigeria’s Billionaire Daughter, DJ Cuppy were said to be dating. This was as a result of series of pics together on 2021 Valentine’s Day.
Few days after the release of these pictures of the duo together, it was confirmed that those pictures were excerpts of the music video, “Feel Good” by DJ Cuppy which was to be released that February featuring Fireboy. On the 24th of February, 2021, the official video of the song was premiered.
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