YBNL popstar, Adedamola Adefolahan, known professionally as Fireboy DML dressed just to kill as he covers VULKAN Magazine, discussing his journey as an artist.
Speaking to VULKAN Magazine, Fireboy shared that his family wasn’t that into music. It wasn’t long after he started listening to artists like Elton John and Celine Dion before he started getting musically inclined.
Fireboy said his uniqueness is a result of the studio. He said that he was probably going to end up as a regular guy until the day he found himself in the studio and he made his first song.
“My life was probably going to end up as a regular guy’s life until I found myself in the studio one day and made my first song,” he opened up. Since then it’s been music for me.”
He also spoke about the reason he ventured into music. He disclosed that he was once a serious-minded person who lacked direction but music helped set a path for him and gave him purpose.
“Why music?” he was asked. He replied, “Because music gives me purpose. It gives me a sense of direction that I did not have… You know, I thought I had everything figured out. I’ve always been a serious person, serious-minded and all that but I didn’t have a sense of direction. I didn’t have a purpose and music gives me that”.
The singer also reveals that living in Lagos played a huge part in his sound; “Lagos is that city that never sleeps. There’s so much energy in that city. That’s where I found my sense of artwork”.
Fireboy, being one of the top Afrobeat artistes was also asked how excited he is to be part of the rise of Afrobeats music:
“We’re all doing a great job. Pioneers, Legends, Senior men, like I like to call them in the industry, and of course the new generation which I represent.
Afrobeats is history, it represents where I’m from, it represents my culture, my home, my happy place… it’s culture, it brings a lot of people together, it’s got so many components.”
Fireboy just released a new single, Peru, and has been hinting at dropping his third studio album soon