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FIREBOY DML; THE RISE OF A YOUNGSTER, FROM LAME TO FAME

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By Adeniyi Onaara


Adedamola Adefolahan professionally known as Fireboy DML (born 5 February 1996), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian indigenous rapper Olamide.

The DML is an acronym of his name, Damola.
He started music in his local church choir in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He was studying at Obafemi Awolowo University when he developed interest in music.

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In 2018, he released a song titled ‘Jealous’ for a collaborative album by YBNL Nation and was later re-released on March 25, 2019. The track talked about love and the complicated emotions surrounding it, it is composed of guitar riffs, traditional drums and percussion. It combines African harmonies with elements of country and soul music. The song was produced by Cracker Mallo.

On June 14 2019, Fireboy DML released the romantic single “What if I say’’ produced by Pheelz. The visual was directed by TG Omori.


On 29 November 2019, Fireboy DML released his debut studio album titled Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps. The album was an R&B brand which combines love and social issues with empirical songwriting. It comprises of 13 tracks and didn’t feature any single artist. Three days after its release, it surpassed 6 million streams on Spotify. It was criticized for being labeled an Afro-life instead of an R&B Album.


His second studio album was released a year after the first one which was a sophomore album, Apollo is influenced by Jon Bellion, Passenger and Wande Coal contemporarily.


In an interview last year, he described his sound as Afro-Life and likes to write songs that audience can relate to.
Fireboy DML has grown massively over the years as an artiste and has gained spots in the industry with the likes of Burna Boy and Davido.
His song ‘Scatter’ was included in the FIFA 21 game soundtrack.


In the whole of his career, he has been nominated for different awards 14 times and has won 6 with the 14th edition of the Headies being his biggest win with 5 awards in total.


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