Joeboy is one of the top artists in Nigeria and he is bound to give more. Let’s start with his real name. Joeboy’s real name is Joseph Akinfenwa Donus but known by the stage name “Joeboy”. He is a singer and songwriter and very talented. He delivers quite well in any music genre although he specializes in the uprising genre – Afrobeat and R&B. For this article, we will be writing Joeboy and pretty much everything you all need to know and have been searching for about Joeboy.
|Name||Joseph Akinfenwa Donus|
|Age||26 years old|
|Date of birth||21st May 1997|
|State of origin||Lagos State|
Joeboy was born Joseph Akinfenwa Donus on 21st May 1997 into a Yoruba family in Lagos State Nigeria. Joeboy is 24 as of 2020. The little we know about his background is that he hails from Yoruba, a major ethnic group in Nigeria.
Joeboy finished his secondary school in Lagos and also graduated from the University of Lagos where he bagged a degree in Human Resources. he started music at an early age, picking up some skills from his father who Piano in church, and his brother who was the church choir.
Joeboy started singing as early as the age of 16. At 17, he released his first-ever afrobeat song titled “Gbeseyin”. He continued with doing short music covers and sharing them on social media.
Three years ago, he did a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of you” which earned him a huge spotlight. Afterward, he got the attention of Nigeria’s renowned Mr. Eazi who runs “emPawa Africa” a scheme designed to spot talents in Africa and give them a boost in their music career.
Joeboy got in Mr. Eazi’s “emPawa Africa” amongst other 10,000 young artists from 14 African countries. Joeboy was the first 100 recipients to get a share of $3,000 which he used to make his music video “Faaji”. Joeboy was also one of the 10 artists selected for a mentorship boot camp in South Africa, and one of 2 artists who were given an additional $50,000 in funds.
Last year saw a mega-shit in Joeboy’s career. In March 2019, he released a single titled “Baby”. Although the youngster has released a few albums, “How To Make Friends In a Brand New Town”, “THC (The Herrera Chronicles)”, and “Love and Light”. Joeboy’s single “Baby”, a love song, reached the top 10 on Apple Music’s charts in Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya included. He followed up with “Beginning” a song that featured Beats 1’s host, Ebro Darden. Joeboy’s Begining earned the number one spot on Apple’s Music in Nigeria and Uganda.
Following a successful career start at Banku Music record label, Joeboy released an album titled “Love & Light” on November 8, 2019. The album comprises five songs under the exclusive license to emPawa Africa Limited and they’re listed below.
- Don’t Call Me Back
- All For You
Joeboy won a series of awards in 2020 and landed various competitive nominations in 2020 and 2019. Joeboy was nominated for the Headies’ “Best Pop Single”, however, Teni won it by merit. Joeboy was also nominated for “Song of The Year”, “Viewers Choice ” and “Next Rated Artiste” awards at The Headies Award 2019. He has featured top artists in the Nigerian music industry including Tiwa Savage, whom Joeboy featured alongside Young Jonn in his single titled “let them know”.
For 2020, he has been nominated for the following awards;
- Listener’s Choice (Baby) – Soundcity MVP Awards
- Best New MVP – Soundcity MVP Awards.
However, he has won the “Best Pop” award at Soundcity MVP Awards.
Joeboy Net worth
Joeboy is fast-rising into the hall of fame as his primary source of income, for now, is his music. Currently, Joeboy’s net worth is an estimated $100,000.