Nigerian artist Fireboy DML joins Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 to discuss his third studio album ‘Playboy’, the massive viral success of his single ‘Peru,’ the origins of his massive collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Madonna, and Rema, having more collabs ready to drop, and more.
Newsonline reports that, Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer, Fireboy DML, had a sitdown session with Apple music’s Ebro Darden and bared out his mind as he says it all.
Fireboy while asked about how Peru came about, said “[The word “peru” is] also an allusion to a friend of mine, also an artist, Peruzzi. He has uses this tagline in his songs, so I just use it as… it was like a pun, wordplay kind of thing…I was just really telling the story of a young boy who would find himself in a place that he’s never been before. I recorded that song because it was my first time in the United States and I just got off a writer’s block. I just come back from Miami where I had the most beautiful time at a strip club. I think I was near depressed, and I just got to the United States and I just was like, “Wow.” I just made that song out of that feeling, so I think that’s my most spontaneous song I ever made. It was like a 45-minute freestyle.”
On while he titled his album, Playboy he said “Playboy, because over the years I’ve been a very reclusive superstar. You would never run into Fireboy randomly. I only ever got out the house when I had to leave the house, and back home, that’s not how superstars do. You’re supposed to see superstars everywhere in the club randomly like, “Yo, yo, yo.” I’ve always been a homebody, I’ve always been this reclusive, chill person. But I decided that I needed to come out of my shell and actually face the reality that is my life right now. I’m a superstar, I need to enjoy my superstardom. I need to embrace the reality that is my life right now. That’s what it’s about, I’m coming out to play, Playboy.”