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Fireboy DML Releases New Single and Music Video For ‘Someone’

Fireboy DML has shared a new single and music video for his song "Someone."

Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML has just dropped his first single of the year, "Someone," via YBNL/EMPIRE. The award-winning artist expresses his emotions through his music, exploring the highs and lows of romance as an in-demand musician who is trying to balance the demands of superstardom while blossoming a relationship. In “Someone,” Fireboy sheds his former "playboy" persona, revealing a vulnerable side of himself, and diving headfirst into love.

Complete with a music video directed by Bruno Marin, the track provides an immersive experience for viewers. We follow Fireboy as he introduces his new love interest to his bandmates, friends, and crew backstage before a show in Warsaw, Poland. With his European tour serving as the backdrop for his flourishing love story, we see the couple go through countless rehearsals, shows, backstage, on the tour bus, and more. But behind all of Fireboy's success, he is still a man in love, navigating the highs and lows of a relationship. His life is filled with long days in the studio followed by late nights on the road, and it can be difficult for him to find the balance between his career, his love life, and his own personal happiness. His latest music video is a culmination of all of those elements and the disco-themed sound of the track serves as a backdrop for the song, which often also doubles as a short film.

Since emerging on the Nigerian music scene in 2019, Fireboy DML has been dubbed the 'future' of Afrobeats. His breakout single, "Jealous," was originally released as part of YBNL's 2018 collaborative album, YBNL Mafia Family. He followed it up with the romantic number, "What If I Say," and then released his debut album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps in November of 2019. His debut album was a huge success, with no features and over 100 million streams by January 2020. The album remained at the number one spot across the Nigerian charts for over 12 weeks and "Jealous" became one of the most-played songs on African radio stations that year.

In 2021, Fireboy released his biggest single yet, "Peru," which was later remixed with Ed Sheeran and peaked at No. 2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and garnered over 20.6 million Spotify streams. His newest album, Playboy, saw him shift into a confident, self-possessed bad boy persona, and was met with a Pitchfork review of 7.4. He has also been nominated for a number of awards, including Best International Act at the 2022 BET Awards, where he became the first Nigerian artist to perform on the BET stage, and the NAACP Image Awards in 2021. Fireboy remains one of the leading Afrobeats talents, reinventing the genre for a wholly global future.

Watch the music video for “Someone” below.

Fireboy DML - Someone (Official Video)

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Watch Fireboy DML's New Video For "All of Us (Ashawo)"

The singer released the music video from this Playboy highlight.

Award-winning singer-songwriter, Fireboy DML released the music video for "All of Us (Ashawo)." The single is a part of his third studio album Playboy. The new music video follows Fireboy's recent nominations for 'Best New Artist at the 2022 BET Soul Train Music Awards, 'International Collaboration of the Year' at the NRJ Music Awards, and 'Favorite Afrobeats Artist' at the American Music Awards. The 26-year-old artist joins a growing list of African entertainers who are increasingly pushing their music to the world's center stage.

Earlier this year, Fireboy DML took to the TODAY show to perform a string of some of his top hits, including "Peru" and "Bandana." Fireboy has also garnered a reputation for being commercially successful. His latest critically acclaimed album Playboy received the second biggest debut on Nigeria's Spotify and debuted at number one on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. He is currently signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide.

The song "All of Us (Ashawo)," which often carries satire notes, sings, "If I cheat on you, I'm sorry, and if you cheat on me, no worry; No be my fault oh na shayo; Na all of us be ashawo." The song itself speaks to cheating in relationships, and in the song Fireboy DML asks his partner not to be offended by his promiscuity and also says that if his partner cheats, they are both equally promiscuous.

After he came on the music scene in 2019 with his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, his string of impressive hits, including singles like "Jealous," "Scatter" and "King," quickly piqued the interest of music listeners who were intrigued by his lyricism and versatility. Over the course of its release, Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps has garnered over 250 million streams and won him the coveted Listeners Choice award at the 2020 Soundcity Awards in Lagos. He also recently released his hit single "Peru," which earned him his first BRIT Gold-certified record and first entry on Billboard's Hot 100 list.

Watch the recently-released music video for Firebox DML's "All of Us (Ashawo)" below.

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