Boomplay Honours Fireboy for 100 million Streams
By Dipo Olowookere
The popular content streaming platform, Boomplay, has honoured a fast-rising music act in Nigeria, Adedamola Adefolahan, professionally known as Fireboy, for attracting over 100 million streams.
The singer is an artist signed to YBNL Nation, a record label established by a popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji, otherwise known as Olamide.
With the latest feat, Fireboy has joined his boss, Olamide, and Burna Boy, who are already in Boomplay’s Golden Club with over 100 million streams on the platform.
A statement issued by the organisation disclosed that Fireboy’s music, according to an in-depth analysis of data, has enjoyed a total of 1,884 playlists inclusion and is currently being consumed in 107 countries worldwide via the streaming platform.
Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, his 2019 debut album, is his most streamed body of work with 58 million streams and his most recent single Peru leading as his most-streamed single with 14.9 million streams, it was revealed.
In 2020, the Afropop sensation released his sophomore album Apollo, which had instant hits like Champion and Tattoo.
According to the platform, the RnB album gathered over 57 million streams on Boomplay by 2021, pivoting Fireboy’s ingress into the Golden Club.
The 25-year-old singer, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, said he developed an interest in music while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University, though he was before then was a member of the choir of his local church.