My Father Was Disappointed In Me- Fireboy

Fireboy speaks about his father’s opposition to his music pursuit.


In a recent episode of MTV Base Behind The Story, a featured show that chronicles the backstory of some Nigeria’s notable talents, fast-rising Afro R&b artiste Fireboy DML had a lot to share about his music journey and his parent’s perception.

The YBNL signee whose full name is Adedamola Adefolahan revealed how he started out from the backlogs in Abeokuta before discovering music in his second year at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Sammy Walsh the host of the show quipped further and the 24-year-old singer disclosed that his parents were not exactly proud of his decision to pursue a path in music, as they expected he would venture into academia. His dad, in particular, rebuked the idea of his going into music after graduating.


Fireboy talks about his sound and the distinctiveness of it, and how after many months of his parents not endorsing his career, they finally became his biggest fans after his success. He retorts this attempt to be different using afro-pop and R&B, which gives off some alte vibes at the same time.

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He further gave insights into his breakout single Jealous and the process behind the making of the song. The inspiration as he shares was fuelled from a toxic relationship he was involved in.

Fireboy lays down the woes of his relationship and the experience with meeting his label CEO Olamide through a phone call.

The interview was concluded with the singer laying down his plans and prospects for the new year as he expresses that there’s lots more in store for his fans and they should “wait and see” taking a track off his first-ever body of work titled Laughter Tears & Goosebumps.

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