All The Things We Learned From Fireboy’s Interview On MTV Base’s Behind The Story
The last episode of MTV Base’s Behind The Story was
so lit! The show’s host, Sammy Walsh, sat down with afro-pop singer and
songwriter, Fireboy, as he spoke about the hustle on his path to fame.
was cool to see the work that he has put in to get to where he is right
now. Here are some lessons we learned from watching Fireboy’s Behind
The Story interview:
1. Find ways to make money from doing what you love
before Fireboy discovered his musical talent, he used to write poems.
After finding out he could sing, and for the period when he was a
relatively unknown artiste, he used to make ends meet by writing songs
for other artistes.
2. No risk, no reward
is not the norm for a new artiste to drop an entire album all at once,
but that is what Fireboy did. On the show with Sammy Walsh, he
acknowledged that dropping Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps was a risky move, but that it paid off.
3. Pull yourself up
after graduating from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Fireboy
moved to Lagos to stay with friends. As he spent time working on his
music, he discovered that nobody was going to help him, but that he’d
have to put in the work and let the quality of his work attract the
4. Have a solid support system
reminisced about his time as an upcoming artiste. According to him, he
had a number of friends who believed in his talent, and would usually
lobby to ensure he got opportunities to perform at events happening
around town. There is nothing like having friends who believe in your
5. Transform your pain to gain
as an ‘underground’ artiste, he knew his worth. A bad experience at a
show made him decide to focus even more on his music and work on
creating a unique sound that would get him the kind of attention he
deserves. The good news is that it worked.
episode draws the curtain on this season of Behind The Story, the
thrilling MTV Base content where Nigeria’s biggest entertainment stars
tell it all on their journey to the limelight, offering viewers a peek
into the name behind the fame. You can catch up on all the episodes of
the season on MTV Base Africa on Youtube from April 28, 2020. For more
on the season’s episodes, follow @mtvbasewest on all social media
platforms and join the conversation with #MTVBaseBehindTheStory.