Never a dull moment with this young phenomenon who has stunned not just Nigeria but the rest of the world with his unique blend of intelligence & creative craft, doing music that one can always relate with the message, not just to dance. Before now if you have ever had any doubt about him just after he released his first single tagged ‘Jealous’, asking that can he actually go the long distance after the first one, then you definitely have gotten your answer after his debut album dropped last Friday Nov.29. Fireboy DML is not just a music artiste, he is more like a perfectionist in what he does.
It sure feels like Fireboy DML is just incredible and at same indomitable at the moment, such is the positive aura created by his smashing hit debut album tagged ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’ (LTG) which has been topping the music charts local & international since its release. And his different hit songs off the album are blazing hot in the Top5 of virtually every major music chart you can think of right now…and the numbers keep rising every single day!
But it’s not just his ability to create great music that has endeared him to many admirers & fans, his calm & carefree character at relating so well with people is another quality that has been noticed overtime. For his social media fans, particularly on twitter, he decided to do an exclusive LIVE chat with his esteemed admirers and some very interesting facts were revealed by Fireboy, about things many fans don’t know about him.
He began the LIVE twitter chat by serving up a freestyle to one of his hit singles ‘Vibration’ off his LTG album, then he asked what his fans would like to know about him, and the Q&A session started in full flow.
A curious question popped up: “What really inspired the song ‘Wait and See’?”, and he responded, “I just wanted people to pay attention to what I’m about to do with music, I did it for the creatives like me, those who have the creative potential to make a difference”.
Then a very tricky one came, “Do you smoke to get your inspiration to write songs?” Fireboy replied in the most honest way, “No I don’t smoke”, then he teased, “sometimes I wish I could smoke though” he snapped with that his trademark smile.
A fan: “Some people say you have that “H” factor in your speeches, is it intentional?” The YBNL superstar says, “See ehn, as a proper Yoruba boy that I am, it’s normal o, no forming for here oo”. Then a moment came when he was asked about his tattoo, and he acknowledged a little secret talk he had with his dad just immediately after he got signed to YBNL. He shared, “there’s this ONE THING my dad WARNED ME AGAINST doing, that I shouldn’t do any tattoo on my body, but eventually I had the music tattoo on my chest, I have always wanted to have tattoos even before I blew up as a known artiste.” “Sorry dad”, he gave that very deceptive smile again.
During the very exciting chat, someone tried to send him a compliment describing him as being ‘friendly’, but Fireboy DML says bluntly – “Don’t be misguided, I am NOT friendly oo…”, then he tries to expand further, “Not that I’m not friendly, but I’m definitely not rude. I don’t treat people like sh*t, no I don’t do that… but I can be anti-social sometimes though”.