Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus (born May 21, 1997) widely known by the stage name Joeboy is a leading Nigerian music artist, singer, and songwriter.
He has made a lot and won the hearts of millions of Afrobeats fans with his Afropop and R&B sounds.
Joeboy hits the spotlight and became a music sensation after the success of the hit single Baby, which was released in 2019.
Facts About Joeboy
- Full Name: Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus
- Stage Name: Joeboy
- Born: 21 May 1997
- Age: 25 years old
- Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- State Of Origin: Lagos State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Akinfenwa-Donus
- Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
Joeboy was born on the 21st Of May 1997 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akinfenwa-Donus. He comes from a music-inclined family, with his father and elder brother being choir members.
His brother was a vocalist, while his father was a keyboardist. He was raised in the city of Lagos alongside his siblings
He graduated from the University Of Lagos with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.
As an undergraduate at the University Of Lagos, Joeboy was at the center of the institution’s ever-bubbling entertainment scene.
He didn’t hide his gift or put a stop to his dream of becoming a music star. Thus, he constantly received invitations to perform at shows, concerts, and other events hosted on campus.
And he delivered a good performance, which helped him build a fanbase quickly, as many Unilag students started liking his music.
Still an underground artiste at the time, Joeboy spent his free hours working in the studio and recording songs he had composed.
He was doing this to refine his sound and become a better musician. This effort didn’t waste, and he soon got the big break he desired.
He applied for and was accepted to participate in the emPawa100 mentorship program. The emPawa music imprint was founded by Mr. Eazi to help emerging artists in Africa.
Besides winning a grant from the music imprint, Joeboy secured a collaboration opportunity with Mr. Eazi, which led to the birth of his break-out single, Fááji.
The song was released on the 26th Of October 2018. He used his grant money to shoot the music video for Fááji.
Fááji did well in the market, and it introduced Joeboy to a larger audience and set the pace for his record deal with Banku Records. As a signed artist, Joeboy‘s first single was Baby, released on the 1st Of March 2019.
The single was a huge success, surpassing the milestones attained by Fááji. That same year the song garnered over 20 million streams on YouTube and Spotify.
On the 10th Of April 2020, he released the song Call, which is the first single off his first full-length project.
His debut studio album, Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic, was finally released on the 4th Of February 2021.
- Nobody (featured by DJ Neptune alongside Mr. Eazi & Laycon)
- Show Me
- Don’t Call Me Back (featuring Mayorkun)
- All For You
- Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic (Album)
- Love and Light (EP)
- Empty My Pocket