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Fireboy DML chatting with Wazobia Max TV in March 2019
Background information
Birth nameAdedamola Adefolahan
Also known asFireboy
Ogun State, Nigeria
GenresAfrobeats, R&B
Years active2012-present
LabelsYBNL Nation, Empire Distribution
Associated actsOlamide

Adedamola Adefolahan (born 1996),[1] known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.[2] He is signed to YBNL Nation, an independent record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide.[2] His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019.[2] He won Listener's Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for 'Jealous' at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.[1]



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2018–present: 'Jealous' and Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps[edit]

Fireboy DML grew up in Abeokuta, Ogun state and was a member of his local church choir.[3] He developed interest in music while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University. His breakthrough single 'Jealous' first appeared on YBNL Nation's collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018), before being re-released on 25 March 2019.[4][5] The song is composed of guitar riffs, traditional drums and percussion; it combines African harmonies with elements of country and soul music.[4][3] 'Jealous' was produced by Cracker Mallo and is centered around love and the complicated feelings that go along with it.[3] The visuals for 'Jealous' was directed by Director K.[4]

On 14 June 2019, Fireboy DML released the romantic single 'What If I Say'.[6] It was produced by Pheelz, who incorporated a mix of percussion, ambient synth harmonies, and a drum riff into the production.[7] The visuals for 'What If I Say' was directed by TG Omori.[7] On 1 August 2019, Fireboy DML released the Echo the Guru-produced single 'King'; in it, he declares his worth to his love interest.[8][9] The accompanying music video for 'King' was directed by TG Omori; it contains images of Fireboy and his love interest in a rose petal embellished Rolls Royce, as well as images of him singing at a fashion show where models walk on a runway.[9]

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Fireboy DML released his debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps on 29 November 2019. It was initially scheduled for release on 25 November.[10] The album's music is a brand of R&B that combines love and social issues with empirical songwriting.[10]LTG comprises 13 tracks and doesn't feature any guest artist; it amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify three days after its release.[11][12] It received generally positive reviews from music critics, but was criticized for being labeled an 'Afro-Life' record instead of an R&B album. LTG was supported by the previously released singles 'Jealous', 'What If I Say' and 'King'.[13]

On August 17, 2020, Fireboy released the tracklist to his sophomore album, 'Apollo'.[14]

Fireboy DML has cited Jon Bellion, Passenger and Wande Coal as his key contemporary influences.[3]

In December 2020, Reminisce featured Fireboy DML in a hit song that went viral titled Ogaranya.[15][clarification needed]


Fireboy DML describes his sound as 'Afro-Life' and said he writes songs that audiences can relate to.[3] Alphonse Pierre of Pitchfork characterized his sound as 'slow-groove pop' and said it 'tells stories about love with the formulaic structure of a Hallmark Christmas romance'.[16]

In culture[edit]

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In 2020, Fireboy DML's songs were included in the FIFA 21 game soundtrack.[17]

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Studio albums[edit]

  • Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps (2019)[18]
  • Apollo (Fireboy DML's Album)] (2020) [19]


  • 'Jealous' (2019)[20]
  • 'What If I Say' (2019)
  • 'Dreamer' (2019)
  • 'New York City Girl' (2020)
  • 'Vibration' (2020)
  • 'Eli' (2020)
  • 'Shade' (2020)
  • 'Go Away' (2020)
  • 'Tattoo' (2020)

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAward ceremonyPrizeRecipientResultRef
2019The HeadiesNext RatedHimselfNominated[21]
Viewer's ChoiceNominated
Song of the Year'Jealous'Nominated
City People Music AwardsPopular Song of the Year'Baby'Nominated[22]
Most Promising Act of the YearHimselfWon
Best New Act of the YearNominated
Revelation of the YearNominated
2020Soundcity MVP Awards FestivalSong of the Year'Jealous'Nominated[23]
Listeners' ChoiceFireboy DML for 'Jealous'Won
Best New MVPHimselfNominated


  1. ^ ab'Watch Fireboy DML's New Music Video for 'Need You''. OkayAfrica. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020. The 23-year-old artist...
  2. ^ abc'Fireboy DML album make pipo do wow!'. BBC News Pidgin. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  3. ^ abcdeJoey Akan (29 August 2019). 'The New Guard of Nigerian Musicians'. The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ abcDebola Abimbolu (26 March 2019). 'Watch the Cinematic Music Video for Fireboy DML's 'Jealous''. Native. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  5. ^'Jealous - Single by Fireboy DML'. Apple Music. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  6. ^'What If I Say - Single by Fireboy DML'. Apple Music. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  7. ^ abDebola Abimbolu (14 June 2019). 'Fireboy DML shares music video for romantic new single, 'What If I Say''. Native. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  8. ^'King - Single by Fireboy DML'. Apple Music. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  9. ^ abDebola Abimbolu (17 September 2019). 'Fireboy DML brings Lover Boy feels to new video, 'King''. Native. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  10. ^ abMotolani Alake (1 December 2019). ''Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps' is a commendable debut by Fireboy'. Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  11. ^Tami Makinde (6 November 2019). 'Fireboy DML Announces his debut album 'Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps''. Native. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  12. ^Nonni Wyldwolf (2 December 2019). 'News:- Fireboy DML's Album 'Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps' Hits 6Million Spotify Streams In 3days'. Nigerian Sounds. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  13. ^François Renoncourt (21 November 2019). 'Fireboy DML, an urban romance'. Pan African Music. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  14. ^'Fireboy releases tracklist for 17-track new album, 'Apollo''. Pulse Nigeria. 17 August 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  15. ^zadok, Zoreno (7 December 2020). 'Reminisce ft. Fireboy DML – Ogaranya'.
  16. ^Pierre, Alphonse (4 December 2019). 'The Ones: Fireboy DML's 'Like I Do''. Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  17. ^Alake, Motolani. 'Fireboy, Burna Boy and Rema feature on FIFA 21 soundtrack'. Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  18. ^'FireBoy DML Studio Albums'. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  19. ^'FireBoy DML Studio Albums'. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  20. ^'FireBoy DML Songs & Albums'. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  21. ^Gbenga Bada (20 October 2019). 'Headies 2019: Here are all the winners at the 13th edition of music award'. Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  22. ^Reporter (25 October 2019). '#CityPeopleMusicAwards: Nominees List Out'. City People Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  23. ^Damola Durosomo (13 January 2020). 'Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Teni & More Win Big at 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards'. OkayAfrica. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
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