Adedamola Adefolahan, popularly known by his stage name, Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer, song writer, entertainer and stage performer. He was born on February 5, 1996 to the Adefolahan family, and he is a native of Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State, Nigeria. He is currently signed to YBNL Nation, an independent record label owned by Olamide, one of the most popular musicians in Nigeria presently.
FIREBOY DML BIOGRAPHY AND CAREER
Fireboy DML grew up in Abeokuta, where he completed both his primary and secondary education, after which he proceeded to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, where he obtained a degree in English Language.
It was while in the university in Ile-Ife that Fireboy DML began to exhibit his talent for music and this made him popular at school. The musician was signed under the YBNL music label in 2018 by Olamide to replace another YBNL sensation, Adekunle Gold, who left in pursuit of greater things in his own music career. The signing was confirmed by the YBNL CEO who posted a welcome note on Instagram in late 2018.
Fireboy DML came to the fore in his music career in 2019 for Nigerians to take notice when he released his hit single Jealous. The song was truly a success and became something of some sort of a national anthem among many Nigerians in that it spread so fast and got millions of people in the country singing to it.
The song also made it to the top 5 of almost every listing and music billboard charts in the country in 2019. Fireboy DML has indeed taken the country by storm and has continued to show signs of improvement in his music career since his first major breakthrough.
One of the things he has in his favour is that the Nigerian music scene is very open to talented artistes and rising stars in the music industry who are more than willing to take their opportunities no matter how few they are, and because Nigeria has the population to make a very large following, once you become a hit, you and your songs will always be sort after, this is what has kept Fireboy DML relevant in the entertainment industry of the country today.
FIREBOY DML NET WORTH CURRENTLY
Fireboy DML is currently worth about ₦20 million, and this is all the more interesting when you consider that he is still very much at the beginning of his career with two albums to his name. Whether his worth increases or drops remains to be seen in the years to come. One of the avenues through which his net worth maintains its current estimated figures is the sale of his albums, Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, and Apollo, which are very much on demand. More albums and hit singles, as well as endorsement deals are expected to significantly impact his net worth.
FIREBOY DML ALBUMS AND SONGS
Fireboy DML has two studio albums to his name, the first, “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps” was released in 2019 and it comprises of thirteen (13) tracks of which songs like “Vibration” and “Like I Do” were major hits still very much played in the Nigerian air waves.
In 2020, Fireboy DML released his second studio album titled “Apollo” which consists of seventeen (17) tracks with songs like “ELI”, “Tattoo” and “New York City Girl” headlining the album.
Some of Fireboy songs include the following:
- Flenjo (2020)
- Scatter (2019)
- Vibration (2019)
- Like I Do (2019)
- What If I Say (2019)
- Need You (2019)
- Gbas Gbos (2019)
- Omo Ologo (2019)
- Wait And See (2019)
- Energy (2019)
- Feel (2019)
- High On Life (2019)
- King (2018)
- Star (2018).
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Fireboy DML official social media handles are as follows:
- Facebook – facebook.com/fireboydml
- Twitter – @fireboydml
- Instagram – @fireboydml
- YouTube – Fireboy DML
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
At The Headies 2019, Fireboy DML was nominated for The Headies Viewers Choice Awards, a voting category to award the fans’ favorite musical artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review. He did not win as Teni went home with the prize. Still very much early days for they young musician as he is expected to make his mark in the industry.
Other nominations include:
- 2020: Soundcity MVP Awards – Song of the Year (“Jealous” Nominated)
- 2020: Soundcity MVP Awards – Listener’s Choice (“Jealous” Won)
- 2020: Soundcity MVP Awards – Best New MVP (Himself Nominated)
- 2019: The Headies – Next Rated Category (Nominated)
- 2019: The Headies – Song of The Year (Nominated)
- 2019: The Headies – Best Pop Single (Nominated).