As you might know by now, Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus is a Nigerian Singer and Songwriter signed under “EmPawa Africa” Label founded by Mr Eazi. Joeboy was born on the 21st of May 1997 (i.e. He’s 24 years Old) in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Back in 2017, Joeboy covered Ed Shearan’s hit song “Shape Of You” and uploaded the video of his cover on his Instagram Page. His Friend went on to send the video to Mr Eazi, Eazi was impressed with Joeboy’s talent and decided to chat him up.
In 2018, Mr Eazi Launched the ‘EmPAWA Africa’ programme which offered marketing, publishing, distribution, label and management services for upcoming artistes. Mr Eazi also launched the #empawa100 which provided funds to upcoming artists like Joeboy Back then.
Mr Eazi persuaded Joeboy to signup and be part of the 10000 Applicants from 14 different countries who were interested. As part of the initiative, he was the first of 100 recipients to receive a share of a $300,000 grant aimed at assisting the next generation of African experts to reach standard success.
Joeboy used his $3,000 to film his “Faaji” music video; within a month, he was chosen as one of ten individuals for a mentoring training camp in South Africa, and one of two rising stars granted a further $50,000 in funding.
Joeboy Early Life and Education
Joeboy was born into a musical family – His Sister was part of the Choir, his dad played Keyboard while his Brother played Guitars – but despite all that, Joeboy only had a career of singing in Social Media Clips before the whole ‘EmPAWA Programme’.
“I was the only one who didn’t play an instrument or take part,” he says. “It seeped into me subconsciously.” Less I forget, Joeboy attended College – He Studied human resources at the University of Lagos in Nigeria.
Joeboy’s Networth in 2021
Joeboy is said to be worth around $800,000 US Dollars as of 2021which when coverted to Naira is about ₦330,066,345.60. He owns a fleet of cars and houses though he’s not among Delphnews Media’s List of Top 10 Richest Nigerian Musicians.
List of Joeboy’s Songs and Features
Take a look at Joeboy’s Songs since the start of His Career, his first single ‘Baby’ surpassed 20 Million Streams on Streaming platforms like Youtube and Apple Music. Check out the List Below:
- “Realest” featuring Triple N in 2017.
- “Fire” featuring King Promise and GuiltyBeatz in 2018.
- “Fààjí” featuring Mr Eazi in 2018.
- “Gbese” featuring Oxlade and DJ Voyst in 2019.
- “Baby” – Joeboy’s First Single released in 2019.
- “Beginning” – Joeboy’s Second Single also released in 2019.
- “Don’t Call Me Back” featuring Mayorkun, released in 2019.
- “Blessings” – released in 2019.
- “All For You” – released in 2019.
- “Call” – released in 2020.
- “Lonely” – also released in 2020.
- “Empty My Pocket” – released 2021.
- “Alcohol” – Joeboy’s latest song.
Joeboy’s Awards and Nominations
In 2019, Joeboy bagged nominations in THE HEADIES for ‘Best Pop Single’, ‘Next Rated’, ‘Song Of The Year’and ‘Viewers Choice’ after he released the bangers – ‘Baby’ and ‘Beginning’, he later won the All Africa Music Awards for Best Artiste in African Pop the same year.
A year Later (2020), Joeboy won Soundcity MVP Awards Festival’s Award for best pop. I can’t tell which of his songs that earned him the Award, but I do know that he released ‘Call’ and ‘Lonely’ that same year.
Joeboy’s Girlfriend 2021
Joeboy hasn’t openely announced his relationship with any girl but it his gathered that he appeared with a pretty lady at Mr Eazi’s 30th Birthday, the name of the lady is unknown but we’ll update this page on further info.
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