I was supposed to be a professor – Fireboy

Popular Nigerian singer, Fireboy, has revealed how things took a dramatic turn after he informed his parents of going into music.

He mentioned that his parents weren’t supportive 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.

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He added 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.

The ‘Vibration’ crooner said: “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.

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“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.

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“I convinced them in the long run by becoming successful. My mum is my biggest fan now,” the music star added.

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