Joeboy (star of the week)

by Apr 1, 2020Star of the Week

Every week we bring you some hot info on your favorite celebrities. Ranging from Naija artists to foreign artists.

Today on the star of the week gist, we bring you naija’s finest, Joeboy.

Joseph Akinfenwa Donus, known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Mr Eazi discovered him in 2017 after watching an instagram video of his cover to Ed Sheeran‘s *Shape of You*.  

He signed with Mr Eazi’s funding and mentorship program emPawa100, becoming one of 10,000 applicants from 14 countries. Joeboy was the first of 100 recipients to earn a share of a $300,000 grant; he used his portion of the grant to shoot a music video for his single *FAAJI*.

Joeboy’s single *Baby* was released on March 1, 2019; it garnered 20 million streams across YouTube and Spotify in 2019. The music video for *Baby* surpassed 16 million views on YouTube.

 Joeboy released the Killertunes-produced track “Beginning” on August 15, 2019. In it, he finds himself developing feelings for a friend whose advances he had initially dismissed.

Joeboy released his debut extended play Love & Light in November 2019. It was released by emPawa Africa and was supported by the singles *Baby* and *Beginning*. The EP also contains the Mayorkun-assisted track *Don’t Call Me* and *All for You*.

Joeboy won Best Artiste in African Pop at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, and Best Pop at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.  He was also nominated for multiple City People Entertainment Awards and TheHeadies.

Joeboy is known as a very hard working artist, bringing fresh tunes with every chance he gets. He has worked with many top acts in the music industry, in a recent track from naija’s DJ, DJ Neptune, he featured alongside Mr Eazi in the song *NOBODY*.

Enjoy this beautiful song from Joeboy titled ALL FOR YOU.

© Ultimate Akpenyi

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