Fireboy reveals that he wrote 'Peru' while tipsy

Fireboy is performing this weekend for Kenyan audiences

• Fireboy is well-known by Kenyans for his 'Vibrations' song.
• Fireboy has been one of the Nigerian artist to watch the past few years, even landed a collabo with Ed Sheeran.

in black and white
Fireboy in black and white
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Adedamola Adefolahan aka Fireboy DML, is in Kenya for his Ngong Racecourse concert today. 

Speaking to Kalondu Musyimi, the singer confirmed that he wrote his hit song Peru while tipsy. The hit song has been received well across the world with Fireboy even doing a remix with UK singer Ed Sheeran.

The concert will feature Kenya’s top artistes including Nviiri the storyteller, Bensoul, DJ Grauchi, DJ Shinski, Moh Spice, DJ Kym, and K The DJ, in an A-list entertainment combo geared to keep revelers on their feet. 

Fireboy, put the Afro music world on notice when his breakthrough single "Jealous" first appeared on YBNL Nation's collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018), before being re-released on 25 March 2019.

The song, composed of guitar riffs, traditional drums, and percussion, captivated audiences across the continent.

Fireboy has continued to rise as an afro-pop star. His songs have been streamed over 250 million times worldwide.

His song ‘Scatter’ from his debut album ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’ was included in the FIFA 21 game soundtrack and his hit 'Champion' was used by FC Bayern Munich for their 2021 UEFA Super Cup celebrations.

Fireboy describes his sound as "Afro-Life" and said he writes songs that audiences can relate to. His sound has been characterized as "slow-groove pop" and is said to tell stories centered around love and the complicated feelings that go along with it with an adept formulaic structure.

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