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With a total net worth that is just over a million dollars, Fireboy DML can be said to be one of the most successful Nigerian musicians under 30.
Fireboy is so good that a couple of his songs were to the FIFA 21 gameplay soundtracks.
In this article, InformationNGR will be giving you a detailed biography of Fireboy DML. By the time you are done reading this guide, you’ll know everything there is to know about Fireboy DML from his success stories to music, talents, cars, houses, and lovers.
If you are a Fireboy Fan, this is one article that you won’t want to miss.
Who Is Fireboy DML?
Adedamola Adefolahan also known as Fireboy DML is a Nigerian entertainer, songwriter, and musician. This multi-talented artist is signed to YBNL and has received multiple awards and recognition for his outstanding performance.
Although Fireboy came into the limelight in 2018 thanks to his hit song titled “Jealous”, he has been actively making music since 2012.
Before we tell you more about Fireboy, the table below will show you some of the essential details you should know about him.
|Full Name||Adedamola Adefolahan|
|Birth Place||Abeokuta, Ogun State|
|Birth Date||February 5, 1996|
|Age||24 years old|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Fire Boy DML Biography & Music Career
Adedamola Adefolahan was born on the 5th of February 1996 in Sagamu, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Being an indigent of Ogun state, Adefolahan grew and attended primary and secondary school in Ogun state.
He grew up in a Christian home and joined the church choir. During his time as the lead singer in his church choir, he developed a passion for music. During his spare time, he would compose poems and other
Around March 2013, he gained admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to a four-year program in the English Language. During his time on campus, he continued writing songs and perfecting his talents in music and on-stage performance.
During this time in OAU, he managed to perform on programs and events around the campus. By the end of 2017, he bagged a bachelor’s degree in the English Language at the Obafemi Awolowo University.
Soon after his graduation, he went moved to Lagos, music full-time, and went by the name Fireboy DML. DML is the acronmy form of his name, Adedamola.
His initial plan on completion of his first degree at OAU was to move back home to Abeokuta. But, he suddenly decided to take the risk to pursue a music career in Lagos.
During his time in Lagos, he had to stay with some of his university friends because he didn’t have any close/intimate relatives in Lagos. His parent also didn’t approve of him going to Lagos to pursue a career in music, so they did not support him financially.
Instead of giving up on his dream of becoming a musician, Fireboy wrote and sold songs to some of his colleagues and even did a couple of menial jobs to secure his daily bread. During his spare time, he would go hang out in the studio for a session or freestyle with some of his friends that had some musical equipment in their home.
In 2018, Fireboy DML’s song Jealous brought him to the spotlight, and even got a record label deal with YBNL.
Although his hit song Jealous was released in 2018, it premiered on Youtube and the YBNL Mafia Family Album. Being the song that brought him to the spotlight, it is fair that we talked about it a bit.
The song Jealous is based on real-life that happened between Adefolahan and his girlfriend in the OAU. According to Fireboy, he loved the girl with all his heart but he was seeing other guys which broke him apart.
The Afrobeat tune was produced by Cracker Mallo and the official video was shot and directed by Director K.
Although he came to the limelight in 2018/19, Fireboy DML has been making songs since 2012 [before he was gained admission into the OAU].
Since 2018, Fireboy has been releasing back-to-back hit songs. Today, he is considered one of the most successful and talented Nigerian musicians under 30. He is an iconic figure in the Nigerian music industry, loved by millions of fans, and this is songs playing in thousands of music channels and radio stations across the world.
Just after dropping “Jealous”, Fireboy released another tune tagged “What If I Say”. “What If I Say” is a badass melody filled with that touches the soul. This song was a showstopper and this romantic single solidified his stance as one of Nigeria’s most talented musicians.
On the 1st of August 2019, Fireboy DML released another single titled “King” the video also premiered on Youtube that same day. Today, Fireboy has released two studio albums [Laughter, Tears And Goosebumps, and Apollo]. He has also written and released more than 64 songs.
All the 13 songs in his first album, Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps album were recorded in one week. He even went ahead to create his genre of music which he termed Afrolife, as opposed to Afrobeat.
Since he arrived in the Nigerian music scene, Fireboy has dominated the industry. This talented musician can boast of more than 140 million YouTube views and a mouth-gaping 500 million streams on his songs, playlists, and albums.
Fireboy DML’s Networth
Fireboy DML has recorded massive success in the past two years since stepping into the spotlight. His songs and unique genre of music have proved how talented and determined he is to succeed as long as music production is concerned.
Fireboy DML is currently worth a million dollars. He makes most of his money from music/album sales, endorsement deals with other brands, his monetized Youtube channel, and paid partnerships with already established companies.
We wish him more wealth and success.
Fireboy DML Albums
On Friday the 14th of December 2018, Fireboy DML appeared on the YBNL Mafia Family Album. His hit song “Jealous” was the fifth track on this legendary album.
He also released his first album, Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps on November 29, 2019. The album had thirteen tracks and Pheelz was the lead producer. Aside from Pheelz, the album gave production credits Echo the Guru, IamBeatz, Cracker Mallo, and P.Prime.
Here’s a list of the 13 songs on Fireboy’s first album;
|Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps|
|Like I Do||P.Prime|
|King||Echo the Guru|
|Omo Ologo||Cracker Mallo|
|High on Life||Pheelz|
|What If I Say||Pheelz|
|Wait and See||Pheelz|
In August 2020, Fireboy DML released his second album, Apollo. The new album had 17 tracks and was focused on his emotions – growth, love, and pain. The album also featured vocals of superstars like D Smoke, Wande Coal, and Olamide.
Here is a list of songs in the Apollo Album album;
|Champ ft. D Smoke||Pheelz|
|Spell ft. Wande Coal||Pheelz|
|New York City Girl||Type A|
|Airplane Mode||Type A|
|Afar ft. Olamide||IamBeatz|
|Go Away||Type A|
|God Only Knows||Pheelz|
Fireboy House and Cars
Fireboy DML is one of the few Nigerian celebrities that enjoy living a quiet life and keeping a low profile across all social media platforms. But early this year, on the 11th of March to be precise, Fireboy used his Instagram handle to announce a mouth gaping acquisition with the caption “Beyond Blessed”.
He shared pictures of his new Lekki Mansion that cost him close to a hundred million Naira [N100,000,000]. I know, that’s a lot of zeros right. Fireboy also seems to have a small car fleet. He owns a 2020 Toyota Rav4 and a 2019 Mercedes Benz GLK.
We know that he has more cars, he just doesn’t know how to show them off 🙂
FireboyDML Awards and Endorsement deals
Since Fireboy came into the Nigerian music scene in 2018, he hasn’t shown any sign of backing out or slowing down. He has been dominating everywhere he went and giving his fans back to back to back hits.
Fireboy has more than a dozen awards including five Headies awards in multiple categories, three City People Music Awards in multiple categories, and two MTV awards, and two Soundcity MVPs.
Fireboy announced on his Twitter handle, on May 7, 2021, that he had signed an endorsement deal with Monster Energy. This is just a foregleam of the bigger things to come in the future, let’s just watch and see how things turn out for him.
What Makes Fireboy DML So Special?
In the past two years, Fireboy DML has been able to make a name for himself, and he is still thriving. His hard work and dedication to his music career have won him a lot of awards and nominations.
Fireboy writes songs that an average person whether African or Non-African can relate to. Indeed, Fireboy DML is a great inspiration to other upcoming artists and songwriters. He even admitted that he draws his inspiration from some of the most iconic musicians of all time.
There you have it; this is everything we know about Fireboy DML. I’m sure that by now you know a ton about this iconic Nigerian musician and songwriter. So tell us, what do you like about Fireboy DML?