Adedamola Adefolahan, popularly known by the stage name, Fireboy DML is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer. The Afro-pop artiste came into limelight with his hit single “Jealous” which was massively airplay on media platforms. He clinched a nomination and award for the breakthrough single. He is signed to YBNL Nation, an independent record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide.
Early life and background of Fireboy DML
Born on February 5, 1996 to the Adefolahan’s family. While growing up in Abeokuta, he joined his local church choir. He had his primary and secondary school education at Abeokuta while he proceeded to obtain a bachelor’s degree in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. His love for music heightened while studying at the university in Ile-Ife. He got signed to YBNL music label in 2018.
His Rise to Fame
His single “jealous” first appeared on YBNL Nation’s collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018), before being re-released on March 25, 2019. The song is composed of guitar riffs, traditional drums and percussion; it fuses country and soul genre with African harmonies. The track is centered around love and the complicated feelings that go along with it. Passenger, Wande Coal, and Jon Bellion influenced the core of his artistry.
On June 14, 2019, Fireboy DML released the romantic single “What If I Say”. The momentum from “Jealous” and a handful of releases ensured that his debut album, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, released in November 2019, was an immense success. The album’s music is a brand of R&B that combines love and social issues. The 13-track album amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify three days after its release. It was critically acclaimed by music fans. but was criticized for being labeled as an “Afro-Life” record instead of an R&B album.
Fireboy DML describes his sound as “Afro-Life” and said he writes songs that audiences can relate to. He released visuals to track 2 “vibration” on February 18, 2020.
In March 2020, The “jealous” crooner was named the new face of Apple Music playlist.
Fireboy DML Relationship
He lives a serene life void of unnecessary public drama usually found among entertainment artists. He has not been associated with any scandal since his ascent to fame. He is still very much single. There was speculation that he was once in a relationship that was short-lived. This was portrayed in his hit single “jealous“.
Awards and nominations
In 2019, he was nominated for Next Rated, Viewer’s choice and song of the Year awards at the Headies. He was also nominated for Popular Song of the Year, Most Promising Act of the Year, Best New Act of the Year and Revelation of the Year at City People Music Awards. He clinched the award for the Most Promising Act.
In 2020, his single “jealous ” was nominated for Song of the Year, Listener’s Choice and Best New MVP at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. He won award for the Viewer’s Choice category.
Fireboy DML Net worth
There is no verified information on how much he is worth. However, this we know for sure that the budding musician is worth millions of naira.