Adedamola Adefolahan is a popular Nigerian singer also known as Fireboy or Fireboy DML. DML is an acronym for his name ‘Damola’. He was born in February 5,1996. He is a Yoruba who hails from Abeokuta,Ogun State. Fireboy is the first child and first son from a family of five.
Fireboy lives a serene life that so far appears to be free of unnecessary drama usually found among entertainment artists. He hasn’t been caught up in any scandal since his ascent to fame. Though,he majorly sings about love,he has not been involved with any girl as far as the public can tell. But,this doesn’t mean Fireboy is single as he may have a secret girlfriend and isn’t willing to show her off yet.
He attended his primary and secondary schools in Abeokuta before proceeding to Obafemi Awolowo University.
Fireboy stated singing at age 12 and took singing more serious when he started earning some money by performing shows in his University days. Before venturing into music,he used to write poems,then he graduated into writing songs for other people. Fireboy mentioned that the three musicians that influenced his singing greatly were Passenger, Wande Coal and Jon Bellion. Fireboy was signed into the YBNL nation,a record label founded by the Nigerian rapper Olamide in 2018.
In 2019 Fireboy released his hit single and breakthrough song ‘Jealous’. His debut studio album Laugher, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019, the album’s music is a brand of R&B and it combines love and social issues with empirical songwriting. This album did amasse over 6 million streams on Spotify few days after it’s release. Fireboy created his own music ‘movement’ which he calls Afro-Life, distinguishing himself from Afrobeats genre. Fireboy won the Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the year for ‘Jealous‘ at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. His studio albums include: Laughter,Tears and Goosebumps (2019) and Apollo(2020). His singles include: Jealous(2018), What If I say(2019), King(2019), New York City Girl(2020), Eli(2020), Tattoo(2020), Champion(2020), Peru(2021). Fireboy is a brand influencer and ambassador. He promoted Guiness Nigeria #SmoothChallenge via paid Instagram advert and partnership. In 2021 he made an appearance on The Tonight’s Show that starred Jimmy Tallon , where he performed Vibration from Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps and Champion from Apollo . In February, 2022 , Peru Remix which featured Ed Sheeran appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
On the 6th of July 2022, Fireboy announced via his official Twitter account that his third studio album “PLAYBOY” would be out by 5 August 2022. He however recently released the second single to ‘Playboy’ in which he did collaborate with Asake and this is titled ‘Bandana’.
Fireboy has won many awards including The Headies “Next Rated” Award. He was the biggest award winner at the 14th Headies in February 2021 winning five awards including the ‘Best R&B Album’,’Best R&B single’, ‘Headies revelation’, ‘Album of The Year’, and ‘Best Pop Album’ categories.
NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS
Fireboy was nominated for the Headies’ ‘Next Rated’, ‘Viewer’s choice and ‘Song of the year’ in 2019 which he won none. He was also nominated for the City People Music Awards’ ‘Most Promising Act of the Year’, ‘Best New Act of the Year’, ‘Revelation of the Year’ in 2019 which he won only ‘Most Promising Act of the Year’. In 2020, Fireboy’s song ‘Jealous’ was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’, Fireboy was also nominated for ‘Listeners’ choice’ and ‘Best New MVP’ in the Soundcity MVP Awards which he only won the ‘Listeners’ choice award’. Also in 2021, Fireboy’s ‘Apollo’ was nominated for the Headies’ ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Album’ which he won both,his song ‘Tears, Laugther and goosebumps’was nominated for the ‘Best R &B Album’ which he also won.
His song ‘Tattoo’ was also nominated for the ‘Best R&B single’ which he won,and Fireboy also won the ‘Headies revelation’ award. In 2021, ‘Peru’ was nominated for the ‘Song of the Year’ in African Entertainment Awards USA with its result is still pending. Aside performing, Fireboy is also up for his first-ever BET award. He’s nominated for Best International Act, he is up against Dave, Dinos, Fally Ipupa, Little Simz, Ludmilla, Major League DJZ, Tayc, and Tems. “Peru” has also been nominated for Outstanding International Song at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.
Fireboy net worth is about 500 million naira in 2020,2021.
Fireboy can be contacted through his Instagram: account link
Twitter handle: @fireboydml
Facebook handle: @fireboydml