Five fiery Fireboy tracks you should listen to

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 9 Apr, 2022 13:53 | 3 mins read
Nigeria's music genius Fireboy DML. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nigerian music sensation Fireboy DML might be relatively new to the music scene but he has definitely taken the world by storm with his numerous hits and amazing international collaborations.

The 26-year-old hitmaker whose real name is Adedamola Adefolahan is popularly known for the 2021 hit song Peru. The song which has received over 55 million views on YouTube has been lauded as one of the best Afrobeat songs of the last year.

The global sensation Peru invited a remix from the U.K. superstar Ed Sheeran. The remix hit new peaks of No. 5 on Hot R&B Songs chart recently and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On 3 March 2022, Fireboy was featured on the Sickick remix to Madonna's 1998 single Frozen.

Fireboy jetted into the country on Friday ahead of his Kenyan performance at the Ngong Racecourse for the FOMO Event going down on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Now, in preparation for the concert, here are five must-listen-to songs (apart from Peru) by the crooner.  


Playboy is Fireboy’s first release of 2022 since the debut of Peru in 2021. The song is off his upcoming album with the same name Playboy. Released on March 24, 2022, Playboy is already a hit amassing over 1 million views on the visualizer video on YouTube. The song is the perfect combination of wild lyrics and a soothing melody. Fans have praised Fireboy’s ability to put together a song with fire beats, top-tier lyricism, and amazing artistry.


YBNL Singer Fireboy DML released Vibration in February 2020 which became a top hit at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Vibration is off his debut album titled "Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps". Vibration as its name suggests is full of good vibes and it will definitely have concert-goers up on their feet dancing to the jam. It has garnered over 34 million views and is one of Fireboy’s most popular hits.


Fireboy did not disappoint when he delivered the track Lifestyle. The song which was released in 2021, is off his sophomore album Apollo. Lifestyle has been critically acclaimed as one of the best tracks on the album and has thus far received thousands of views on YouTube. In this song, Fireboy’s music evolution is evident and the self-praise on the track is warranted as he always comes through with great music and breathtaking visuals.


It’s hard not to fall in love with Fireboy’s music with songs like Tattoo. Tattoo off the Apollo album is the ultimate love song and he pours it out on the track singing to his love interest “Make I be like tattoo for your body…” The visuals dropped in August of 2020 and it has been watched over 49 million times on YouTube. The song is one of the fan-favourites from the album and will most definitely have concertgoers in their feelings.


Eli is one of those songs that just captivates you and gets you grooving once the beat drops. Eli is also one of Fireboy’s essential tracks off the Apollo album. Fans worldwide praised the singer for gifting them this mid-tempo masterpiece. Eli just further cements Fireboy’s global takeover, gaining over three million views since its release in July 2020.

With two albums titled Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps (2019) and Apollo (2021) in the bag and another one dubbed Playboy on the way, Fireboy has a great music catalog to keep music lovers entertained all night long.

Fireboy DML describes his sound as "Afro-Life" and says he writes songs that audiences can relate to. His breakthrough single Jealous first appeared on YBNL Nation's collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018), before being re-released on March 25, 2019.