On the final phase of MTV Base “Behind The Story”, Fireboy DML opened up on his journey from being an up and coming singer to being one of the top rated music acts in Nigeria.
Adedamola Adefolahan popularly known as “fireboy” spoke about his relatively normal childhood in Abeokuta before discovering music as his life’s purpose in his second year at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Being the usual African parent, they hoped he would venture into academia, so it’s not surprising that his dad expressed disappointment in his career choice after his graduation from university. With his unexpected success, his parents have gotten over their disappointment, and have become his biggest fans.
In the interview, he narrated the journey towards limelight and how he developed his own sound- a fresh medley of afro-pop and R&B, that gives off some alte vibes at the same time.Fireboy also told the story behind his hit song ‘Jealous’, one of the major hits on his Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps album.
According to him, it was inspired by an unhealthy relationship he had just gotten out of. He, however, knew the song was ‘the one’ after listening to the first studio recording.
While the singer narrated the struggles he faced as an ‘underground artiste’ trying to get the attention his voice deserved, he reminisced on how he got signed on to the YBNL label through a phone call from the CEO, “Olamide” also popularly referred to as Baddo within the music industry.
Following the release of the viral Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps, Fireboy hinted he would go on tours, as well as work on his next music project. When Sammy Walsh, the host, asked him what video his fans should be expecting next, he simply responded, saying ‘wait and see’.
On how upcoming artistes can improve their music so they can attract the right people, Fireboy shared some insights from his experience on the show.
Fireboy’s episode drew the curtain on this season of Behind The Story, the thrilling MTV Base content where Nigeria’s biggest entertainment stars tell it all on their journey to the limelight, offering viewers a peek into the name and hardwork behind the fame.