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Fireboy – Plucks From A Cornucopia Of Influences (Artist Review)



Like any young artist culling from creative movements on the ground and across the internet, Fireboy plucks from a cornucopia of influences. With Afro-life, he tinctures his chameleonic R&B with subtle hints of pop, Afrobeats, and dance music, producing a cocktail of R&B whether he intends to or not.

Fireboy DML grew up in Abeokuta, Ogun state and was a member of his local church choir. 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.


He won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for “Jealous” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.


His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019 followed by Apollo in 2020.