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My Family Nearly Rejected Me Because I Chose To Be A Musician – Fireboy Says



Fast rising Nigerian singer Fireboy DML, celebrated for his hit single Jealous, has told his struggles in taking music as a full time career.

Fireboy recalled how his mother stood against his decision to follow his music talent and abandoning school.

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He said is situation even worsened when his family realized he was not doing gospel music instead.

“My mother was forcing Yinka Ayefele, Tope Alabi songs down my throat. I was not the black sheep in the family until l told my parents l was going for music. My parents weren’t supportive at first because it was a switch. It was a very big switch from a promising child that seemed destined to be a professor to someone who suddenly woke up to wanting to be a musician.

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Narrating how he met Olamide and he helped changed his family’s perception about music, he said;

“It took some time for them to get used to that. Their reaction was because l gave them hope that l was going to be a scholar and then the sudden switch. I convinced them in the long run by becoming successful. My mum is my biggest fan now.”

Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter signed to YBNL Nation, an independent record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019.