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Parents of Nigerian singer, Fireboy, initially rejected his desire to pursue a music career due to their perception of him as a an academic professor in the making. According to him, things took a dramatic turn the moment he revealed to his parents that he was going into music.
He further informed that his parents were not disposed to his wish at first because he was a promising child that seemed destined to be a professor.
Fireboy on the season finale of ‘Behind The Story’, a show by MTV Base said he was described as the black sheep of his family for choosing music as a career, adding that his mother who is a Christian and fan of gospel singers disapproved of his music career.
Fireboy completed his studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, before moving to Lagos to pursue his passion for music.
Said the ‘Vibration’ crooner: “My mother was forcing Yinka Ayefele, Tope Alabi’s songs down my throat. I was not the black sheep in the family until l told my parents l was going for music.
“It took my parents some time to get used to my music career. Their reaction was because l gave them hope that l was going to be a scholar and then the sudden switch”.
Fireboy added that he eventually convinced his parents about his career choice through his success, adding that they are now his biggest fans.
Said he: “I convinced them in the long run by becoming successful. My mum is my biggest fan now”.