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Akinfenwa Donus AKA Joeboy is a Nigerian R&B singer who goes by the stage name, Joeboy. He has written his name
in the Nigerian music history book although still a rising star who has already established his name in the Nigerian music industry as one of the most promising acts. While Joeboy is still considered new to the music industry, his mastery of
mixing Afro-pop and R&B has gained him lots of fans.
Joeboy is a fast rising Nigerian singer and songwriter. He recorded his first music at the age of seventeen.
We’d be seeing Joeboy’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, girlfriend, children, education, songs, albums,
net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you’d love to know about him.
Joeboy Biography and Profile
Before we continue, here’s a quick run down on Joeboy’s profile and a few things you’d love to know about him.
Full Name: Joseph Akinfenwa Donus
Date of birth: 21st May, 1997
Age: 22 years
Education: University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Occupation: Singer, songwriter
Genre: Afropop, R&B
Net Worth: $20,000
Joeboy Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Entertainment Career
Born on the 21st of May, 1997, Joseph Akinfenwa Donus better known as Joeboy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He sings mainly
R&B and Afropop, and started singing when he was just 16, releasing his first song at 17.
A Human Resource Graduate from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Joeboy grew up in a music loving family – his dad played
keyboard in church while his elder brother sang in the choir.
According to him, he got his music inspiration from 9ice and ID Cabasa, with whom he used to hand out in the studio with and his
‘Shape Of You‘ cover was a huge success.
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Joeboy Official Songs
Joeboy is one of the fastest rising music stars in Nigeria today. He has a good number of songs and albums to his credit.
• How to make friends in a brand new town
• THC (The Herrera Chronicles)
• 2019 Baby
• 2019 Impatient
• 2019 Out Boss Me
• (then)Middle Man
• Spot on the Sun
• Ain’t Missing A Thing
• Some People
• Have Another
• Same Question
• Pack it up
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Joeboy Net Worth
Joeboy is one of the fastest growing artists in Nigeria. He is estimated to be net worth $20,000.
Mr Eazi signs Joeboy (Joeboy Profile and biography)
Joeboy reveals in an interview with Pulse that when he did the Shape of You cover, he had only known of the song the previous day. He said, back then he listened to rap music than any other genre.
“She didn’t know me, but she said she was going to send it to a bunch of artists. She sent it to Wizkid and so forth.”
Best Pop Artiste at 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards.
10 facts about Joeboy that everyone should know
- Joeboy’s real name is Joseph Akinfenwa Donus and he is a Nigerian from the Yoruba tribe.
- Joseph Akinfenwa Donus who is popularly called Joeboy was born on 21st May 1997. He is currently 22 years old and will be 23 years old on his next birthday in May 2020.
- Joeboy was influenced by his father who played church keyboard and his brother who was a member of the choir.
- Joeboy is a student of Human Resource at the popular University of Lagos.
- The talented artiste started making music at the age of 17.
- Joeboy first became popular after his cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You got large listenership worldwide which brought him to the attention of Mr Eazi.
- He was the first artiste to receive sponsorship from Mr Eazi under the philanthropic initiative, emPawa Africa.
- Joeboy mentions that he recorded his major hit track, Baby, under 45 minutes.
- He was the winner of the 2020 Soundcity MVP award for Best Pop artiste.
- Joseph Akinfenwa Donus who many know by his stage name, Joeboy, released his first EP, Love & Light in November 2019. The album contains five hit songs and features Mayorkun in one of the tracks.
Interview: Joeboy On Blowing Up and His New ‘Love & Light’ EP
2019 has been a dream year for Joeboy.
With just two singles—the hugely popular “Baby” and “Beginning”—the newcomer artist has managed to become one of the most talked-about names bubbling out of the Nigerian music scene. Joeboy has also become a poster child for the vast potential that Mr. Eazi’s emPawa initiative can bring to new African artists.
As a member of emPawa’s initial class, Joeboy used the investment money he gained to film a music video for “Baby,” which went on to get 16 million Youtube plays and launched the single to No. 1 spots across Nigeria and Uganda on Apple Music. “Beginning” followed and had an equally significant impact as it reached No. 1 in Apple Music Nigeria and Uganda, as well as the top 10 spots in Kenya, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
Joeboy is now readying the release of his debut EP, Love & Light, due November 8, from which he’s now sharing its lead single “Don’t Call Me Back” featuring Mayorkun.
We sat down with Joeboy to speak about his debut EP and the massive year he’s had.
Joeboy, you’ve had a huge year with “Baby” and “Beginning” doing so well. How has the reception of those singles felt to you? Were you expecting this type of reception?
The reception has been incredible. What was I expecting from them? The type of person I am, I like to do my best all of the time. The last thing I had before that was “Faaji” featuring Mr. Eazi, and when I dropped “Baby,” I thought I would like it to do way more than what “Faaji” did. But I didn’t expect “Baby” to come this far. “Baby” is one of the most prominent African songs this year, charted in so many African countries. “Beginning” is currently one of the top songs in Nigeria at the moment, and it’s on MTV Base, one of the most played songs on the radio. It’s fantastic two hits back to back.
Was there a moment that made you stop and think of how big your songs are now?
The moment I stopped to think what I was doing [was when] “Baby” got to No. 1 on Apple Music, MTV Base, and then the same thing happened with “Beginning.” And then they are both on the Top 10 right now. That’s when I realized, wow, things are actually happening, and things are going really well.
How did emPawa help you achieve this?
They really helped with the distribution aspect and putting my songs on playlists. Playlisting is an essential part of music distribution right now. We are in the streaming age. emPawa really helped with that. And with the ideas for the visualizers and everything. emPawa plays a vital role in my music career. They help with promotion, too, management, shooting all the videos.
Tell us about this new EP coming up. Why did you call it Love & Light?
This is my debut EP, my very first body of work. The EP is a combination of love songs and happy and inspiring songs. That’s why I came up with the name Love & Light. It features Mayorkun on a fantastic tune, “Don’t Call Me Back.”
What are some of the main inspirations behind the songs on Love & Light?
The main inspiration behind the songs on the new EP is just the idea of love and happy music, happiness. Music that you listen to and just gets you hyped up and makes you feel good inside. For lyrical inspiration, I just drew ideas from my experiences, these could be from a movie or my environment, or something I’m playing at the moment.
Who did you work on in this EP? Any stories from the recording sessions?
The first song “Baby” was produced by Dara, the Boy. “Beginning” was produced by Killertunes, a fantastic producer who just won the award for producer of the year*. The third song is produced by my excellent friend, Beats, by KO, called “Call Me Back.” The fourth song is “All For You,” also produced by Beats by KO, and the final song is “Blessings,” produced by Beats by KO and Dara.
I recorded the last song “Blessings,” in Ghana, and that wasn’t the song I was supposed to be recording. We decided just to drop it and move it with this one. I thought, ‘let me think about something inspiring, not a love song this time.’ That is how “Blessings” came about. “Baby” was recorded in about 45 minutes. At the beginning of August, we recorded “Beginning.” I got inspiration from something a friend said. She said, “I’m beginning to begin to get angry with you.” And I thought that was a very, very funny line, so I decided to make it into a song. And apparently, it’s doing very well.
The first single is “Don’t Call Me Back” with Mayorkun, which is out today. Can you tell us about how that song came about?
I was in the studio with KO Beats, also known as Beats by K.O., and he was playing me this beat. The beat was straightforward, so I decided to sing about my experience a while back. This girl I really liked, but she wasn’t interested anymore, so I wrote that song for my mind. I sent it to Mr. Eazi, and he really liked the song. He texted it to Mayorkun, and Mayorkun liked it. He really killed the song, in a positive way. His verse is fire. Shout out to Mayorkun for jumping on the song and adding more fire to it.
Where would you like for your career in music to take you?
I would like to be one of the biggest exports in Africa. My primary market right now is trying to conquer the African market, and from there, I moved out on a worldwide basis. That is where I would like my career to take me. And also to change lives. It’s not just about music. Art can impact people’s lives positively in one way or the other. Using my platform [to do that] is my primary goal.
Don’t call me back ft Mayorkun
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