Popular Nigerian singer and entertainer, Fireboy, has revealed how things took a dramatic turn after he informed his parents of his decision to pursuing music instead of advancing his studies to become a professor.
Sharing his ordeal, Fireboy said his parents were not supportive of his musical career because they saw him as a promising child destined to become a professor.
Featured on the season finale of ‘Behind The Story’, a show by MTV Base, Fireboy said he was labelled the black sheep of his family for daring to follow his passion.
He added that his mother, a dedicated Christian and fan of gospel singers disapproved of his music genre.
“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.
“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 said.
Netherless, his success recorded at music eventually convinced his parent to be on his side and now they are his biggest fans.
“I convinced them in the long run by becoming successful. My mum is my biggest fan now,” the music star added.
Fireboy completed his studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, before moving to Lagos to pursue his passion for music.