Fireboy DML, a rising international sensation and contemporary Afrobeats ambassador, has discussed his friendship with fellow YBNL signee Asake.
In an interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, they discussed how their Bandana partnership came about.
When writing Bandana, Fireboy, who identified as a “selfish songwriter,” claimed that he was in a creative rut and had no idea what to do with the chorus.
He finally began to open up to YBNL founder and seasoned rapper Olamide, who reassured him that he was the right candidate for the position.
Fireboy delivered the song to Asake after taking Olamide’s suggestion, and Asake recorded his verse even while riding the tour bus.
Fireboy also spoke on his relationship with Asake who’s currently sweeping the scene with one hit song after another and in his words, described the singer as a “Born superstar.”
Speaking on their shared experiences as a graduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Fireboy said; “He has that crazy personality, he’s a born superstar. We have that synergy from way back in school.
We connect because of the struggles (which are similar) because we went to the same uni, that’s why our synergy was the same. It’s a song that tells our stories different ways.”
Fireboy’s Bandana with Asake is a lead single off his Playboy album and has since its release become a fan favourite.