Nigerian singer and songwriter Fireboy DML mesmerized the world when he released his second album APOLLO, in August.
The 17-track project, a follow-up to his 2019 album, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, featured collaborations with Olamide, Wande Coal, and D Smoke.
In a chat with Mark DeForce on the All Abroad Show, the YBNL Nation signee explained that his obsession with Greek Mythology as a child inspired the name of his album.
“Been obsessed with Greek Mythology since I was a child, so it was kinda a subconscious thing..” he stated.
According to Fireboy, growing up, he was not allowed to play and socialize outdoors; hence he spent a lot of time reading several books and writing poems.
Speaking on why he specifically chose APOLLO as the name of his album, the Vibration hitmaker revealed that fans compared him to a god after the release of his debut album, and he decided to play along with it.
In Greek Mythology, APOLLO is the Olympian god of the sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, prophecy and knowledge, order and beauty, archery, and agriculture. Fireboy DML stated that he emphasized on APOLLO as the god of music and poetry in his album.
He, however, admitted that the album points out the flaws of humans and humanizes people by making them feel several emotions despite being named after a god.
By: Ella Okunmwendia