This Is Why I Signed ‘Fireboy DML’ – YBNL Boss, Olamide

Popular Nigerian singer and record label boss, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji professionally known as Olamide has disclosed what made him signed Fireboy DML after he decided not to sign any more artist.


This was made known during an interview Olamide and Fireboy DML had with OkayAfrica on Tuesday, the 28th of July 2021, following their arrived in New York on their current promo tour.

Speaking to OkayAfrica, Fireboy DML recollected the first time he met the YBNL boss and remarked that the rapper was indeed a man of few words. He also revealed that they started recording the very day they met.

When quizzed if he remembered the first time he met with Olamide, Fireboy said;

“I remember. Because that was a big moment for me. I met him for the first time in person at a hotel in Lekki. We exchanged a few words — he’s a man of few words. But I think we started recording that same day, working on the album.”

Olamide was also asked why he not only decided to sign Fireboy DML but made him his mentor instead. He replied


“It’s the sound. Still today, for me, it’s still the same. There are so many young artists out there but they’re nothing compared to the kind of music Fireboy makes. It’s just way beyond his age. I think Fireboy is 57 years old [Fireboy laughs out loud]. He writes like an old man. He’s one of those few people that I learn from sometimes. Like, ‘what does this dude think about when he’s writing?”