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I was labeled the ‘black sheep’ in my family for doing music – Fireboy



YBNL leading artiste, Fireboy has recounted how he was tagged the black sheep of his family for choosing music as a career.

The “Vibration” crooner made the revelation while featuring on the season finale of MTV Base ‘Behind The Story’.

Fireboy, who released a new single titled ‘Eli,’ explained that the situation between him and his parents took a dramatic turn when he told them he was ditching his promising scholarly future for music.

The musician said his parents, particularly his mother, were not supportive of his career choice because he decided to do secular music.

He also recalled how his mother being a Christian, attempted to force songs by Tope Alabi and Yinka Ayefele, two Yoruba gospel singers, down his throat while growing up.

“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.

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