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Nigerian singer Fireboy to perform in Nairobi

Peru hitmaker Fireboy DM, born Adedamola Adefolahan, has announced his working trip to Nairobi in April.

In an announcement by FOMO events, the Nigerian will entertain his fans at the Ngong Racecourse Waterfront Park where he is set to sing some of his favourite tracks such as Vibration and Jealous.

The 25-year-old is currently on a world tour performing across several cities in the US.

The artist, born and raised in Nigeria quickly rose to fame in 2019 with the re-release of the Jealous, an Afropop head-bopper that announced his presence as a major talent.

Fireboy has an unconventional way of dropping his singles, which he has on so many occasions termed as having the freedom to make music the way he feels like. He released his debut album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps in 2019, and his sophomore album Apollo in August 2020.

In an interview with an online blog, the singer explained his process lets him sit with his music for a long time, “looking for any flaws.”

His latest release Peru, however, is one that has undeniably skyrocketed the artist’s music career.

The song, which currently has over 34M views on YouTube, is one of Fireboy’s masterpieces and one for the books as he got to collaborate with British singer Ed Sheeran, whom the Nigerian star admitted to always admiring.

He further admits that Peru, a song he says took less than an hour to put together, took him into a different artistic direction altogether. By letting go of some of that patient perfectionism, he was able to loosen up.

Fireboy also added that making the original track taught him not to overthink things, and just enjoy the music and the process.