Singer, Fireboy Narrates How He Was Treated As Black Sheep Of His Family For Doing Music

Date: 29-07-2020 7:53 pm (6 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Nigerian singer, Fireboy, has narrated how he was once treated as the black sheep of his family for opting for music as a career.

The gifted singer brought this revelation to light while featuring on the season finale of ‘Behind The Story’, a show by MTV Base.

Fireboy, who recently dropped a new single titled ‘Eli’ and featured in Reminisce’s ‘Ogaranya’, explained that things took a dramatic turn between him and his parents when he told them he was ditching his seeming promising scholarly future for music.

He added that his parents, particularly his mother, were not in support of his career choice because he chose a secular music genre.

The ‘Vibration’ crooner recalled his mother being a Christian, and “forcing” songs by Tope Alabi and Yinka Ayefele, two Yoruba gospel singers, down his throat while growing up.

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“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,” he said.

“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.

“It took sometimes 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.”

The music star added that after completing his studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, he came to Lagos to pursue his music career and then worked his way to stardom through hard work.

Fireboy said he managed to convince his parents about his career choice through his success, adding that they are now his biggest fans.

“I convinced them in the long run by becoming successful. My mum is my biggest fan now,”
he added.

Since he joined YBNL, a record label owned by Olamide, a rapper, in 2018, the singer has continued to pull the strings in the Nigerian music industry.

He won the ‘Most Promising Act of the Year’ category at the 2019 City People Music Awards and also snagged nominations at the 13th Headies as well as at the 2019 African Music Awards (AFRIMA).

Posted: at 29-07-2020 07:53 PM (6 months ago) | Hero
- dopygenius at 29-07-2020 09:10 PM (6 months ago)
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Nice one boy
I share similar experience with you,am gifted naturally in doing music,like music is one of my real talents,even all my guys has encourage me to move over to Lagos cos they so much believe in me...But just becos I was raised in a very strict Christian family,infact the religion I belong to doesn't do (worldly)music,I couldn't get the support from my family, expecially my mum,she detest me hearing me singing sef not to talk of takin it as a career...
Posted: at 29-07-2020 09:10 PM (6 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mkpishi at 29-07-2020 10:18 PM (6 months ago)
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Quote from: dopygenius on 29-07-2020 09:10 PM
Nice one boy
I share similar experience with you,am gifted naturally in doing music,like music is one of my real talents,even all my guys has encourage me to move over to Lagos cos they so much believe in me...But just becos I was raised in a very strict Christian family,infact the religion I belong to doesn't do (worldly)music,I couldn't get the support from my family, expecially my mum,she detest me hearing me singing sef not to talk of takin it as a career...

Did I hear you say you are gifted??! Olodo, see this wasted sperm, useless rapist, 37 year old jobless never do well of a man. Abeg go and sit down uncle!!
Posted: at 29-07-2020 10:18 PM (6 months ago) | Newbie
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- ovickson at 30-07-2020 07:20 AM (6 months ago)
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Quote from: dopygenius on 29-07-2020 09:10 PM
Nice one boy
I share similar experience with you,am gifted naturally in doing music,like music is one of my real talents,even all my guys has encourage me to move over to Lagos cos they so much believe in me...But just becos I was raised in a very strict Christian family,infact the religion I belong to doesn't do (worldly)music,I couldn't get the support from my family, expecially my mum,she detest me hearing me singing sef not to talk of takin it as a career...

I guess you are a Jw???
Posted: at 30-07-2020 07:20 AM (6 months ago) | Upcoming
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