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When I first got to the university, I was disoriented and puzzled until…—Fireboy DML

Venturing beyond conventional Afrobeats, Fireboy introduced a genre he aptly dubs "Afro-Life," characterized by its profound depth and emotive lyricism.

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Fireboy DML, the rising star of Nigerian music, has shared his inspiring story of going from musical perplexity in college to artistic clarity.

He revealed that his journey to artistic enlightenment was fraught with doubt, up to the crucial point when he recorded his first song while still a student.

In retrospect, Fireboy said of his early school years, “I was lost and confused when I went to the university.”

But in the middle of the scholastic maze, he discovered purpose and comfort in music, which shone like a beacon of clarity.

Fireboy reflected back to the evening he entered the recording studio with friends and dancers and remembered how deeply convinced he felt as he recorded his ideas and songs.

“I felt the conviction in my bed the night I recorded my first song at the university. Prior to that time, I was ashamed of the fact that I was studying English, but I started going to the studio with my friends and dancers. So I figured out what my life would be like when I recorded my first song.”

In a recent interview with BET, he asserted, “I created my own sub-genre of Afrobeats because I knew my sound was different.” He highlighted the void he perceived within the Afrobeats landscape, emphasizing the dearth of “pure soul and lyricism” prior to his emergence.

Venturing beyond conventional Afrobeats, Fireboy introduced a genre he aptly dubs “Afro-Life,” characterized by its profound depth and emotive lyricism.

Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of artists ranging from Elton John to Wande Coal, Fireboy’s eclectic musical palette underscores his commitment to infusing soulful storytelling into his compositions.

Additionally, notable collaborations with top performers in the industry like Blaqbonez, Madonna, and the number-one Ed Sheeran on the smash hit “Peru” have marked Fireboy’s meteoric rise to prominence.

His dynamic collaborations serve as a testament to his versatility and widespread acclaim within the global music scene.

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