My Parents Wanted Me To Become A Professor – Fireboy

BEVERLY HILLS, July 31, (THEWILL) – Popular Nigerian singer, Adedamola Adefolahan, aka Fireboy, says his parents weren’t supportive at the beginning when he declared he wanted to be a musician because he was a promising child that was supposed to be an academic professor.

He disclosed this while speaking on the season Finale of ‘Behind The Story’, a show by MTV Base. He said things took to a dramatic turn after he told his parents he was venturing into music. They branded him as the black sheep of the family over his choice.

He said: “My mother was forcing Yinka Ayefele, Tope Alabi’s songs down my throat. I was not the black sheep in the family until I told my parents I was going for music.

“It took my parents some time to get used to my music career. Their reaction was because I gave them hope that l was going to be a scholar and then the sudden switch.”

He also disclosed that things are now better as his parents are now one of his biggest fans.

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