“They say I’m good, I got the talent/ But I’m not ready for the challenge”. Fireboy DML is a poet and a good one. His wordplay is clever, but most importantly, it’s personal. Hearing him deliver these vulnerable lyrics during his Aux Session in 2018 felt like we were intruding on an intimate conversation we shouldn’t be listening to. His somber melodies on the song, I’ll Be Fine complimented the intimacy of the lyrics and the quiet determination of his voice rang clear as he expressed his belief that he’s meant for more.
We believed him and the support he garnered from our listeners also confirmed his superstar status worthy. His Aux Live Session caught the attention of Olamide who quickly signed to his YBNL label. The rest as they say is history. Do a quick google search of Fireboy DML today and you’ll see that he has won awards like the coveted Headies award for album of the year. Give his music a listen and you’ll hear that he still sounds as raw as he did on the Aux Live Session that first broke him out.
Stream Fireboy DML’s Aux Live Session performance for I’ll Be Fine below.