Full name: Joseph Akinfenwa Donus
Stage name: Joeboy
Age: 22 years
Date of birth: Born May 21, 1997
Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation: Singer, Song writer
Genre: Afro pop, R&B
Record Label: Gorilla Sauce Ent. Banku music
The topic we shall be looking into today is titled Joeboy Biography . “Joeboy” is no doubt one of the fast rising Nigerian singer today whose career has great potentials and he is currently giving other Nigerian singer a run for their money in the Nigeria Music industry.
We are going to officially introduce you to a fast rising Nigeria singer who we are all looking out for right now because he got great talent and there are indications that he has come to stay in the Nigeria music industry. His name is Joeboy, we shall be using this opportunity to reveal everything about him including his date of birth, his real age, his family and educational background, career, style, record label, songs , netwoth and more.
Born Joseph Akinfenwa Donus better know by his stage name “Joeboy” is a Nigerian singer and song writer. The talented singer does basically any genre of music(Afro-pop/trap/R&B) but must have a blend of the African sound. The handsome singer dripping with talent is the first beneficiary for the @mreazi empawaafrica programme. Three days ago Mr Eazi shared an Apple music chat ranking where Joeboy had two of his recent songs occupying number 2 and five on the list.
There is no doubt about it, Joeboy is on of the fast rising new artist that are moving towards the limelight i the Nigerian music industry. His genre is that of Afro pop and R&B, he one of the most respected versatile singer in Nigeria today and he is enjoying the best moments of this music career.
Early Life, Education And Career
Joseph Akinfenwa Donus aka Joeboy was born on the 21st day of May, 1997 in Lagos State Nigeria. THe handsome singer is one of the new artist that are fast rising to limelight in the Nigeria music industry. He studied Studied at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where he bagged a degree in Human Resource.
Joeboy grew up in a music family; his older brother was in the choir and his dad played the keyboard in church. According to him, he was inspired by the likes of 9ice and ID Cabasa whom he used to hang out with in studio. He officially started singer at the age of 16 and recorded his first song “Gbeseyin”, an afrobeat tune, at the age of 17.
His career had a major boost when he released Ed Sheeran ‘Shape of You’ cover which was well received both in Nigeria and across the globe. The song also brought him to limelight which made Mr Eazi discovered him and offered provisional mentor-ship. It is agreeable that Joeboy is one of the talented Nigerian artiste with amazing vocals and stylish music attitude presently. He has went further to release some couple of songs to his credit including “Baby Baby” and the most recent one Beginning.
Joeboy is currently signed into Mr Eazi’s “Banku” music and is estimated to worth ₦2 million. We are very sure that he is going to become one of the most celebrated and richest Nigerian artiste in the nearest future.
In a recent chat with him, here is what he said.
How did you get the name “Joeboy”?
He replies; well it’s actually a high school nickname, my name is Joseph but my peeps kept calling me Joeboy and the name stuck.
He’s still making different poses for the camera and I ask the second question;
What’s your biggest Inspiration?
He takes a little while to think before he replies; well I won’t say it’s God that’s the Inspiration all the time, it could be a little child, it can be anything, it can be your mood, your environment but at the end it’s God that controls everything. He ends his reply with a giggle.
When did you start making music?
Joeboy; Been doing music since I was 17, but I started officially in 2017.
What genre of music do you make?
Joeboy; Basically I make any genre but it must have a spark of African teckno sound, so anyone that hears it anywhere would be like yes, this boy is from Africa.
Are you done with your degree?
Joeboy; Still in the process.
How do you combine music and schooling?
Joeboy; it wasn’t actually that difficult for me, it just has to do with planning and making proper use of your time.
When did you get your biggest break?
Joeboy; Uhhm, my biggest break so far was when my shape of you cover blew up. That was when I started my music career officially.
What’s your opinion regarding fashion and music?
Joeboy; I think they come hand in hand, for example in the music videos, you actually need a stylist to get you the right stuffs cos most times the artists are usually busy recording and working on other stuff and tend to neglect their fashion style.
What do you think are the challenges up and coming artistes face in the industry?
Joeboy; Basically in Nigerian music industry I think the major challenges are having connections and also financial resources, but no matter the stage you’re in just keep building your connections.
Social Media Profile
- Instagram @joeboyofficial
- Twitter @joeboyofficial
- Soundcloud @joeboyofficial
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