Joeboy

Joeboy
Joeboy
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus
Born (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 24)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2017–present
LabelsBanku Music / emPawa Africa
Associated acts
, Mayorkun

Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus (born 21 May 1997), known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.[1] Mr. Eazi of record label "emPawa Africa" discovered him in 2017. His genre of music is that of Afro pop and R&B. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Early life and career

Mr Eazi-assisted track "Fààjí" on October 26, 2018; he used his portion of the grant he received from emPawa100 to shoot a video for the song.[2][1] Joeboy's single "Baby" was released on March 1, 2019; it garnered 20 million streams across YouTube and Spotify in 2019.[3] The visualizer music video for "Baby" surpassed 31 million views on YouTube.[4] Joeboy released the Killertunes-produced track "Beginning" on August 15, 2019. The visualizer music video for "Beginning" surpassed 23 million views on YouTube.[5] In it, he finds himself developing feelings for a friend whose advances he had initially dismissed.[6] Joeboy released his debut extended play Love & Light in November 2019.[7] It was released by emPawa Africa and was supported by the singles "Baby" and "Beginning".[8] The EP also contains the Mayorkun-assisted track "Don't Call Me" and "All for You".[9]

Joeboy won Best Artiste in African Pop at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, and Best Pop at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.[10][11] He was nominated for multiple City People Entertainment Awards and The Headies.[12][13] Joeboy released the Dera-produced track "Call" on April 10, 2020.[14] Described as a "catchy love song", "Call" is the lead single from his upcoming debut studio album. The TG Omori-directed video for "Call" features dystopian sci-fi themes.[15]

In January 2021, Joeboy announced his debut album Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic, set for a February 4 release.[16]

Discography

Album

  • Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic (2021)[16]

EPs

  • Love & Light (2019)

Singles

Title Year Album
"Realest" (featuring Triple N) 2017 Non-album singles
"Fire" (featuring King Promise and GuiltyBeatz) 2018
"Fààjí" (featuring Mr Eazi)
"Gbese" (featuring Oxlade and DJ Voyst) 2019
"Baby" Love & Light
"Beginning"
"Don't Call Me Back"[17] (featuring Mayorkun)
"Blessings"
"All For You"
"Call" 2020
"Lonely" Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic
"Empty My Pocket"[18] 2021
"Alcohol" Non-album single

As featured artist

List of singles, showing title and year released with selected chart positions
Title Year Chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
NLD
[22]
NOR
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
UK
[27]
US
[28]
"No D"
(DJ Voyst featuring Joeboy & Brainee)
2018 Non-album singles
"Nobody"
(DJ Neptune featuring Joeboy & Mr Eazi
2020
"Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)"
(CKay featuring Joeboy and Kuami Eugene)
2020 8 1 6 1 1 2 4 1 3 29
"Kele"[33]
(Laycon featuring Joeboy)
2021 ...Shall We Begin...

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2019 The Headies Next Rated Himself Nominated [13]
Best Pop Single "Baby" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Viewer's Choice "Beginning" Nominated
All Africa Music Awards Best Artiste in African Pop Himself Won [10]
City People Music Awards Popular Song of the Year "Baby" Nominated [12]
Most Promising Act of the Year Himself Nominated
Best New Act of the Year Nominated
Revelation of the Year Nominated
2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Best New MVP Himself Nominated [11]
Best Pop Won
Listeners' Choice "Beginning" Nominated
Song of the Year "Baby" Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b Nadia Neophytou (1 November 2019). "Why Joeboy, With Help From Mr Eazi, is Nigeria's Next Big Thing". Billboard 2. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Fààjí (feat. Mr Eazi) - Single by Joeboy". Apple Music. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  3. ^ Elias Leight (24 October 2019). "Joeboy Reckons With Heartbreak on 'Don't Call Me Back'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  4. ^ Kam Tambini (24 October 2019). "Interview: Joeboy On Blowing Up and His New 'Love & Light' EP". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Beginning - Single by Joeboy". Apple Music. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  6. ^ Civonne Ray (21 August 2019). "Nigeria's newest Afrobeats star, Joeboy's new single "Beginning"". Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  7. ^ James Keith (17 January 2019). "Premiere: Nigeria's Next Star Joeboy Revisits Recent 'Love & Light' EP For "All For You"". Complex. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  8. ^ Motolani Alake (8 November 2019). "Joeboy sparks conversation with 'Love and Light' [EP Review]". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  9. ^ Emmanuel Esomnofu (14 November 2019). "Is Joeboy All For You? – "Love & Light" EP Review". NotJustOk. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Burna Boy, Nasty C, Stonebwoy, Nadia Nakai & More Win 2019 AFRIMA Awards". OkayAfrica. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  11. ^ a b Damola Durosomo (13 January 2020). "Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Teni & More Win Big at 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  12. ^ a b "#CityPeopleMusicAwards: Nominees List Out". City People Magazine. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  13. ^ a b Gbenga Bada (20 October 2019). "Headies 2019: Here are all the winners at the 13th edition of music award". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Call - Single by Joeboy". Apple Music. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  15. ^ Durosomo, Damola (10 April 2020). "Watch the Music Video for Joeboy's New Single 'Call'". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  16. ^ a b Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (18 January 2021). "Joeboy Announces Debut Album, Shares New 'Lonely' Video: Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  17. ^ Leight, Elias (24 October 2019). "Joeboy Reckons With Heartbreak on 'Don't Call Me Back'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  18. ^ Mike, Steven. "Joeboy Empty My Pocket". RetroNaija. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  19. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 11 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  20. ^ "Top Singles (Week 39, 2021)". SNEP. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  21. ^ "Discographie CKay". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  22. ^ "CKay discography". lescharts.com. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  23. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single 2021-39". VG-lista. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  24. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 11 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  25. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 39". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  26. ^ "CKay discography". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  27. ^ "CKay | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  28. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart: January 15, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  29. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Albums for week of 15 November 2021". Australian Recording Industry Association. 15 November 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  30. ^ "British certifications – CKay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  31. ^ "American certifications – CKay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  32. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – CKay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  33. ^ Kele, 30 April 2021, retrieved 23 October 2021