My type of music is not Afrobeats – Fireboy DML

Nigerian singer, Adedamola Adefolahan popularly known as Fireboy DML, has stated that the genre his style of music falls under is not Afrobeats.

The ‘Peru’ hit-maker made the clarification when he appeared in the latest episode of Amazon Music podcast, where he also said his “roots and identity” are always in his music.

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Fireboy DML explained that he basically combines sounds such that when he makes an R&B song, people can hear his Yoruba ‘H’ factor.

He said the fact that he is neither an American nor a British person can be deciphered through the infusion of her his roots in his music.

He said; “As I always said, I don’t make Afrobeats. I just sort of like combined stuffs. I do different kinds of music so even when I am making R&B or pop, you can hear the Yoruba ‘h’ factor.

“You just know that this is not an American or British person, so you can always tell that my roots and my identity is always in my music.”

The YBNL music star also said Afrobeats artistes need to take advantage of their newfound global recognition and build a structure for their home music industry.

Fireboy said; “One thing I want to take about is we are here [Western world] now. Afrobeats is here now. So what is the way forward? What next? I personally think this Afrobeats to the world thing shouldn’t be given more attention.

“I mean, we are already here. even before the Grammy [created an African category], we’ve already been recognised. We’ve achieved so much. So we need to build a structure. And more concerned about the future of the genre; the sustainability”.