Nigerian music sensation, Fireboy DML, has taken a step back from the spotlight in 2023, and he’s opened up about the reasons behind his relatively quiet year. The 25-year-old artist, known for his global hit “Peru” and a collaboration with Ed Sheeran, has been candid about the need for personal and artistic growth in a recent interview with Wat And Ers.
In the interview, Fireboy shared, “2023 has been a year of learning and growth for me as a person and as an artist. I’m just really grateful for the journey. When people say be grateful for the journey, I think this year has been that year for me.”
The singer emphasized the importance of taking a step back from the whirlwind of the music industry to focus on personal well-being. “Sometimes, it’s okay to step out from being an artiste and just realize that you’re human as well. With an actual life, with real problems just like everybody else. And this year has really taught me to appreciate all those things.”
Fireboy also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to spend more time with his family in Lagos, Nigeria. He revealed that the demands of his career had left him with little time for personal life in the past, but 2023 has allowed him to reconnect with his roots and find balance.
While acknowledging the tremendous impact of “Peru” on his career, Fireboy emphasized the importance of taking a breather from the chaos of fame. “My hit song ‘Peru’ changed my life and took me to so many places all at once, but this year is one of those years where it’s necessary for artistes to grow and step down from all the craziness and just enjoy life and appreciate life for what it really is.”
As Fireboy continues to navigate the music industry, he remains focused on personal and artistic growth, setting an example for fellow artists and fans alike.
The singer’s candid reflections on 2023 offer a refreshing perspective on the often hectic and demanding nature of the music industry. By prioritizing personal well-being and embracing the opportunity for growth, Fireboy serves as an inspiration to his peers and fans around the world.
As Fireboy DML takes a reflective pause in 2023, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter in his musical journey, knowing that the artist’s commitment to growth and authenticity will undoubtedly shine through in his future work.