Fireboy DML Biography
Adedamola Adefolahan aka Fireboy is a Nigerian musician who was born on February 5, 1996, has enthralled millions of fans by fusing Afrobeats and R&B rhythms.
The gifted vocalist, popularly known by his stage Fireboy DML, has become a household name among fans of Afrobeats thanks to his superior songwriting skills, which set him apart from his competitors.
Fireboy DML, who is currently signed to YBNL Records, made a name for himself in the music industry with the radio-friendly tune Jealous, which spent weeks at the top of many national music charts.
On February 5, 1996, Fireboy DML was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Adefolahan.
He spent his formative years there with his parents and brothers. He was born and raised in the historic Yoruba city of Abeokuta. In his family, he is the lone male child.
Fireboy DML possessed the ability to write, which he thoroughly explored in the form of poetry. When he was younger, he had a reputation for writing lovely poems.
In Abeokuta, Nigeria’s Ogun State, Fireboy DML attended prestigious private schools for his basic and secondary schooling.
He sought for admission to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife after graduating from high school in 2012 with strong scores in his Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.
As a student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Fireboy DML’s musical adventure deepened. His songwriting time increased, and he started recording them in a studio near the school.
He eventually joined the institution’s budding artists, which also included singer Asake and rappers Chinko Ekun, Cheque, and Blaqbonez.
When Fireboy DML met YBNL Records’ head Olamide, his career as an artist was assured. The more established musician opted to sign him to YBNL Records after being pleased by his tone and songwriting skills.
Before it was re-issued on March 25th, 2019, Jealous, his breakout track, had previously been published as a part of the label’s collaborative effort, YBNL Family.
This choice was made because the song was already doing well on the radio and regularly got a ton of rotation across stations.
What If I Say, his second song, was released on June 14th, 2019. The song, which Pheelz wrote and produced, cemented Fireboy DML’s reputation as a rising talent. TG Omori both directed and shot the What If I Say music video.
Fireboy DML released the number-one single King three months later, showcasing his great craftsmanship in the process.
King received tens of thousands of streams in the weeks that followed its release. The music video for the song, which debuted on August 1st, 2019, was made by TG Omori.
On November 29, 2019, Fireboy DML finally finished recording his debut studio album, “Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps,” to both critical praise and financial success.
Over 6 million Spotify streams were accumulated for the 13-track album in just three days.
Since then, FireBoy has been likened to Banku Music artist “Joeboy” and Mavin Records signee “Rema” because they are all young, brilliant Nigerian artists that are now succeeding and setting the standard for competitiveness among themselves as done by their varied followers.
Awards & Nominations
|2019||The Headies||Next Rated||Nominated|
|Song of the Year “Jealous”||Nominated|
|City People Music Awards||Most Promising Act of the Year||Won|
|Best New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|Revelation of the Year||Nominated|
|2020||Soundcity MVP Awards Festival||Song of the Year “Jealous”||Nominated|
|Listeners’ Choice “Jealous”||Won|
|Best New MVP||Nominated|
|The Headies||Album of the Year (Apollo)||Won|
|Best Pop Album (Apollo)||Won|
|Best R&B Album “Tears, Laughter and Goosebumps”||Won|
|Best R&B Single “Tattoo”||Won|
|2021||African Entertainment Awards USA||Song of the Year “Peru”||Nominated|
|All Africa Music Awards||African Fan’s Favourite||Won|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding International Song “Peru”||Nominated|
|The Future Awards Africa||Prize for Music (Endowed by Infinix)||Nominated|
|2022||The Headies||Best Songwriter of the Year||Pending|
|Best Afrobeat Pop Single “Peru”||Pending|
|Song of the Year “Peru”||Pending|
|Viewer’s Choice “Peru”||Pending|
|BET Awards||Best International Act||Pending|
Personal Life / Girfriend / Wife
The poet-turned-singer Fireboy DML turned 26 on February 5th, thus his current age is 26. He resides in an affluent section of Lagos City.
He is assumed to be unmarried, but despite his refusal to confirm it, some have conjectured that he is actually in a committed relationship. The 6-foot tall singer prefers to keep information about his private life hidden from the general world.
Thousands of male and female fans of Afrobeats across the nation adore him. Additionally, he has a reputation for avoiding social media crises and scandals.
Fireboy DML House and Cars
Fireboy DML has a duplex in the Lekki area of Lagos, a Land Cruiser Prado and White Bentley Continental to his name.
FireBoyDML Net Worth
Coupled with a recent agreement with global record label Empire, FireBoy DML has achieved a great deal thus far in his career.
There is no denying that Fireboy DML is one of the top musicians in the nation. Achieving this level indicates that he has a consistent sizable cash stream from his musical endeavors.
Thus, Fireboy DML is estimated to have a net worth of US$3 million to US$7 million.
- Bandana (Feat Asake)
- Apollo (Album)
- Like I Do
- Sere (featured by DJ Spinall)
- New York City Girl
- I Need You
- Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps
- Peru (feat. Ed Sheeran)
- What If I Say
- New York City Girl
Although not much is known about his family, below is a picture of Fireboy with his parents (Father & Mother) and his siblings (brothers)
- Instagram handle – @fireboydml
- Twitter handle – @fireboydml
|Full Name:||Adedamola Adefolahan|
|Stage Name:||Fireboy DML|
|Born:||February 5, 1996 (age 26 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ogun, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Ogun State|
|Parents:||Mr. and Mrs. Adefolahan|
|Girlfriend • Wife:||Not Married|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||US$3 million-US$7 million|
What does DML mean in fireboy?
DML at the end of Fireboy’s name is an acronym he created from his birth name DaMoLa .
Is Joeboy and Fireboy brothers ?
Although the two are from same tribe in Nigeria, both names having the ‘Boy’ in it, dreads and looking a bit alike Joeboy and Fireboy are biologically not brothers.
What record label is Fireboy DML?
See More Photos & Childhood picture of Fireboy Dml below