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A Failed Attempt to Copy Rema’s Style? – Fireboy DML ‘New York City Girl’ Review




Fireboy DML New York City Girl

Fireboy DML New York City Girl Review

YBNL sensational singer and songwriter, Fireboy DML officially known as Adedamola Adefolahan has now dropped his first single dubbed ‘New York City Girl’ after his debut album was released last year.

The  afrobeat star, Fireboy DML bagged numerous nominations and awards after his debut album ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ gained massive numbers on streaming and digital platforms.  He kept his spot on Nigeria’s and Ghana’s top 10 on Apple Music Top 100 of both countries for months with at least one of the songs off the album.

Sometime earlier this year, his record label boss, Olamide penned down a joint venture deal with Empire Distribution. This saw YBNL and Empire collaborate in dishing out Fireboy DML’s new single ‘New York City Girl’ as the singer tries to capture the international market.

Mavin records recording artist, Rema has been Fireboy DML’s rival from the onset. The Mavin records and YBNL’s rivalry which started during Lil Kesh and Reekado Banks time came back to play. Fans of Rema and Fireboy DML have been battling for supremacy since 2019. Rema has had his taste of international exposure with his appearance on Barrack Obama’s playlist last year, a supposed single with Drake, some short videos of Rihanna vibing to his sound and his recent nomination for BET awards.

Fireboy DML is evidently on pressure to demystify his sound to suit the international audience. His newest single ‘New York City Girl’ is everything but a representation of his original brand. The vibe lacked a lot as the artist is seen struggling to take a step away from his comfort zone.  Fireboy DML sings for his newest crush pleading for an opportunity to have a good time with his newly found ‘New York City Girl’. The beat is a slow-paced Afrobeat vibe which gave the singer enough room to explore and dish out a new fire.

Many belief Fireboy DML underperformed but I actually think this is an experimental sound that could find him a new audience. Fireboy ensured the song was short just so he doesn’t bore his fans with this new material that doesn’t really represent his original sound.

What do you think? Did Fireboy DML fail in trying to capture the international audience like Rema has done with ‘New York City Girl’?


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  1. A de mo la

    October 12, 2020 at 13:27

    Comment:fireboy is better than rema by far so dont compare fireboy to rema

  2. Ayanfe Dml

    August 6, 2020 at 11:54

    C’mon Fireboy is far better than rema

  3. chubby

    July 2, 2020 at 20:41

    fireboy is still gud despite all i love his voice nd lyrics

    • Swagito

      September 3, 2020 at 22:32

      But still he pass rema

  4. Don Felix

    June 24, 2020 at 23:47

    Who told u fireboy is struggling to do music inother to hit d international market. U also claimed dat rema did a song with drake,let d song drop first,stop over hipping dat young boy…life is all abt stages and time. And who told fireboy hv’nt been gaining more attractions internationaly,go and check wjnd(liverpool player) favourite play list. fireboy made d list and so on. Fireboy is gud and Rema is gud too. But to me fireboy songs are more apilling to my soul. Wit mature lyrics and nice flow and voice.

    • Ayanfe Dml

      August 6, 2020 at 11:59

      C’mon Fireboy is far better than rema
      broda man,i dey feel u

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