Fireful Nigerian singer, Adedamola Adefolahan, code-named Fireboy DML makes his debut on football simulation game FIFA 21.
Other Nigerians featured on the Soundtrack are Rema with ‘Beamer’ and ‘Location’ by Santan Dave, a British rapper of Nigerian descent. ‘Location’ also features Grammy-nominated Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy.
His single, ‘Scatter’ is listed as one of the official soundtracks for the latest FIFA game release. Many are shocked that he is one of the few distinguished artists featured on the main soundtrack, while big names like Davido and Wizkid are missing on the list.
Reports confirmed that the deal was negotiated by EMPIRE Publishing & YBNL.
This makes Fireboy, whose songs have been making electric waves across Africa, the first Nigeria-based artist featured in the official FIFA 21 game soundtrack.
The game launches worldwide on the 9th of October 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Fireboy’s ‘Scatter’ has received 30+ Million streams across all streaming platforms. The song comes off his debut album, Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps.
This is another laurel for Fireboy after the release of his sophomore album, Apollo. Also, his song, ‘Champion’ was used by Bayern Munich.
Overall, it marks a great few years for African artists and ‘Afrobeats.’ A few years ago, Shaku Shaku featured as a celebration on the NBA 2K19 video game.