Leading Nigerian musician Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus (born May 21, 1997) has captured the hearts of millions of Afrobeats fans with his Afropop and R&B sounds.
The song “Baby,” which was released in 2019 and features the gifted songwriter known professionally as Joeboy, became a hit.
In November 2019, he released his debut EP, Love & Light. He is currently signed to Banku Records and released his top-charting debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic, through the record label. He benefited from Mr. Eazi’s mentoring.
Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus, a University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduate who gained fame under the stage name Joeboy, is a 25-year-old Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He is one of the musicians who experiments with the R&B and Afrobeats/Afropop musical genres.
Joeboy was a student at the University of Lagos, where the campus’s vibrant entertainment scene was at its center. He kept his talent a secret and didn’t give up on his aspiration to become a famous musician. As a result, he was frequently asked to participate in performances at plays, concerts, and other campus-hosted events. As a result of his strong performance and the fact that many Unilag students began to enjoy his music, he was able to quickly gain a following.
Still an underground artiste at the time, Joeboy spent his free hours working in the studio and recording songs he had composed. He was doing this to refine his sound and become a better musician. This effort didn’t waste, and he soon got the big break he desired. (ambien)
He applied for and was accepted to participate in the emPawa100 mentorship program. The emPawa music imprint was founded by Mr Eazi to help emerging artists in Africa. Besides winning a grant from the music imprint, Joeboy secured a collaboration opportunity with Mr Eazi, which led to the birth of his break-out single, Fááji. The song was released on the 26th Of October 2018. He used his grant money to shoot the music video of Fááji.
Fááji did well in the market, and it introduced Joeboy to a larger audience and set the pace for his record deal with Banku Records. As a signed artist, Joeboy‘s first single was Baby, released on the 1st Of March 2019. The single was a huge success, surpassing the milestones attained by Fááji. That same year the song garnered over 20 million streams on YouTube and Spotify.
On YouTube, a visualizer music video for the song Baby was published, and by the end of the year, it had received over 31 million views.
Joeboy released the song “Beginning” in order to keep up with his rising popularity. Beginning’s visualizer music video has received more than 23 million YouTube views. The song was created by Killertunes and released on August 15th, 2019.
He released his eagerly awaited debut project, an EP titled Love & Light, in November of the current year. Joeboy collaborated with Mayorkun, a DMW superstar, to record the number-one single Don’t Call Me Back. One of the songs on his debut EP is this one.
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