I think Fireboy is 57 years old — Olamide

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Olamide and Fireboy
Olamide and Fireboy

YBNL chief Olamide, has hailed his protégé Fireboy for the kind of music he makes.

Olamide and Fireboy spoke with OkayAfrica’s Nadia Neophytou in an interview. While Fireboy spoke on the first time he met Olamide, the YBNL boss spoke on Fireboy’s sound.

Fireboy said he would always remember when he met Olamide because it was a big moment for him.

“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 in turn, said the fast riser does not sound his age.

“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?”

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