Joeboy Biography, Age, Education, Music Career
Joeboy Biography: Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus know as Joeboy (born May 21, 1997) is a leading Nigerian music artist whose Afropop and R&B sounds have won the hearts of millions of Afrobeats fans. His father and elder brother are choir members, and he comes from a musical family. His brother was a singer, and his father was a keyboardist.
The talented songwriter known professionally as Joeboy rose to prominence following the success of his single Baby, which was released in 2019.
Joeboy was a popular figure in his secondary school because his great voice always delighted his classmates. He was known to perform his own songs at school functions. And many people expected him to pursue music professionally later in life.
He went on to study Human Resources at the University of Lagos, also known as Unilag, after finishing secondary school. The university was founded in 1962 and is one of five first-generation universities in Nigeria. Joeboy is still a university student who balances music with his studies.
However, his love of music had already matured by the time he entered university. Some factors, which we will discuss in the following section, set it in motion.
Joeboy Music Career
Joeboy, as previously stated, had early musical influences in the form of his father and elder brother. Another major motivator was that his elder brother gave him the opportunity to meet with famous Nigerian musicians at a young age.
He had the opportunity to work in the studio with 9ice and ID Cabasa, two early pioneers of Nigerian street Afro-pop. This most likely showed him his career path at a young age. He has been making music since he was 17 years old, according to him. Around that time, Joeboy recorded a lesser-known song called “Gbeseyin.”
Joeboy, on the other hand, claims that his career began in 2017. He was 20 years old at the time and had released a cover of Ed Sheeran.
The song received a lot of positive feedback, which put the singer on the right track.
This cover also piqued the interest of renowned Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, who helped to mainstream the Banku music narrative.
Joeboy was chosen as one of 10,000 young artists from 14 African countries for Mr. Eazi’s “emPawa Africa.” Joeboy was one of the first 100 people to receive a $3,000 grant, which he used to create his music video “Faaji.” Joeboy was also one of ten artists chosen for a mentorship boot camp in South Africa, as well as one of two artists who received an additional $50,000.
Joeboy, who began his career at the Banku Music record label, released an album titled “Love & Light” on November 8, 2019. His music are listed below:
- Don’t Call Me Back
- All For You
- Don’t call me back
- Banana and many more…
Joeboy Net worth
Joeboy is quickly ascending into the hall of fame, as his music is his primary source of income for the time being. Joeboy’s net worth is currently estimated to be $100,000.
Joeboy Awards & Nominations
He was nominated for four Headies awards in 2019: “Next Rated”-Himself, “Best Pop Single”-Baby, “Song of the Year”-Baby, and “Viewer’s Choice”-Beginning, but he did not win any of them.
Joeboy was named Best African Pop Artiste at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards.
With “Baby,” he was nominated in two categories: Popular Song of the Year and Most Promising Act of the Year. Also nominated in two categories, Best New Act of the Year and Revelation of the Year, with “Himself.”
With “Himself,” he was nominated for Best New Mvp and won Best Pop at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
He was also nominated in the Beginning at Listeners Choice category of the 2020 Soundcity Mvp Awards Festival.
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