Joeboy is one of the fastest-rising musicians in the Nigerian music industry. The R&B and Afro-pop singer rose to fame after releasing his song Baby. Other songs that have increased his popularity are Call, All For You, and Beginning.
In 2017, the Afropop artist posted an Instagram video of himself covering Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. His friend sent it to fellow Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, who immediately DM’d Joeboy - he wanted to help the new artist make his breakthrough.
- Birth name: Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa
- Date of birth: May 21, 1997
- Joeboy age: 23 years (as of 2020)
- Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Profession: Singer, songwriter
What is Joeboy real name? His real name is Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa. He was born on 21st May 1997 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He was raised in the inner cities of Lagos as the last of four kids.
How old is Joeboy now?
His age is 23 years as of 2020. He celebrated his 23rd birthday on 21st May 2020.
The R&B and Afro-pop artist studied in Lagos and was nicknamed Joeboy by his peers in high school.
Is Joeboy a graduate? Yes, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Lagos (UNLAG).
What tribe is Joeboy?
The young and talented artist is a Nigerian from the Yoruba tribe.
His career in music began at the age of 16. He got his musical inspiration from 9ice, and ID Cabasa, whom he used to hang out with in the studio. He recorded his first song Gbeseyin, an Afrobeat tune, at the age of 17.
How was Joeboy discovered? In 2017, he released a cover version of Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, which gained many views in Nigeria and abroad.
Mr Eazi of emPawa Africa noticed his fantastic vocals, making Joeboy the first artist to receive sponsorship from Mr Eazi under the philanthropic initiative, emPawa Africa. Through the help of emPawa Africa and Mr. Eazi, Joeboy was able to record the song Faaji which did very well.
In March 2019, the artist released a love song, Baby. The song reached the top 10 of the Apple Music charts in Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya.
The afro-pop artist has managed to release three albums so far, which are:
- How To Make Friends In a Brand New Town
- THC (The Herrera Chronicles)
- Love and Light
Below is a list of some of the songs that the musician has released since he started his music career.
- Don’t Call Me Back ft Mayorkun
- Faaji ft Mr Eazi
- All For You
- Some People
- Ain’t Missing A Thing
- Same Question
- Pack it Up
Joeboy latest song
Nigerian music producer, recording artist, and songwriter Larry Gaaga recently released a new single titled Slow Burner. The song features Joeboy and comes after Larry's Hold On record.
The celebrity has won the following awards so far:
- 2019 - All Africa Music Awards - Best Artiste in African pop.
- 2020 - Soundcity MVP awards - Best Pop.
Is Joeboy in a relationship?
The musician once shared a photo of himself and an unidentified lady on his Twitter page, and there are speculations she might be Joeboy girlfriend.
The Baby hitmaker is not married, but it is believed that this lady is his girlfriend.
Social media presence
The musician is active on various social media platforms. He is on Instagram, where he has more than 1.1 million followers.
His Twitter page has over 100,000 followers.
How much is Joeboy net worth?
The star has garnered a lot of wealth at a young age. His net worth is estimated to be about $800,000.
Joeboy is a talented Nigerian musician. His unique vocals have made him one of the most popular R&B and Afro-pop artists on the continent. The singer is also a songwriter, and for the few years that he has been in the music industry, he has managed to steal the hearts of many music enthusiasts.
You will be surprised to find out that the celebrity is only 24 years old, but he has made significant achievements in his career. The musician recently released his sophomore album, Apollo. Apollo was released on August 20, 2020, under the YBNL Nation record label. The 17-track album comes after the success of his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, which was released on November 29, 2019.