Fireboy DML’s Jealous Has The Potential To Be DurableApril 15, 2019
This time last year not many folks had gotten the opportunity to know a musical wonder that came in the form of a young man. A young man who God willfully endowed with the singing prowess of a Northern Mockingbird. I remember that my dear friend Oxlade was the first person to ever mention this talented act to me. The guy na raw talent, Oxlade bragged. I would eventually give the artist a listen and I was completely blown away.
Fireboy DML isn’t like your regular emerging artist. His music doesn’t sound like someone who is still in the upcoming phase. He is a singer and songwriter who knows his way around studio equipment. Earlier on in his fledgling career, Fireboy learned how to record his music himself – something many upcoming acts can’t boast of – and has been using this skill to his benefit and for others. His genius cannot (and must not) be underestimated
Adedamola Adefolahan (his real name) is an Afro-fusion artist who masterfully blends Afro with soul and country. Discovering his penchant for singing at a tender age, Fireboy has been making music and continued even after gaining admission into Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to study English. He has consistently pushed himself, not bulging at any point nor did he let the struggle of chasing music overwhelm him.
It didn’t really come as a surprise to me when I heard that Fireboy DML was signed to Olamide’s giant label YBNL. It was something that was certain to happen for the world to be in right order. His talent is pure and new like freshly baked bread. Olamide signed him alongside a slew of other artists including Picazo Rhap and Yomi Blaze and they joined acts like Lyta, Limerick, Davolee, and others.
Fireboy has released a number of hit singles including King, Ajoke, and most especially Sing (featuring Oxlade). The single Sing was one of the songs that went viral and introduced an array of music lovers to his distinct sound. He has since been one of the hottest emerging acts in the music scene and was named as one of the artists to watch out for in 2019.
Late in 2018, around mid-December, YBNL released a compilation album YBNL Mafia which featured all the artists signed to the label. There were many bangers on the album including Send Her Money, Macaroni, Ika, and more. As someone who appreciates good music, it would be unusually difficult to miss the outstanding songs on the album. Fireboy ensured to prove that he is miles ahead of his peers and is capable of making songs that could stand the test of time.