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