Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus (born 21 May 1997), known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Mr. Eazi of record label “emPawa Africa” discovered him in 2017. His genre of music is Afro-pop and R&B. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The Self-acclaimed young legend, Joeboyhas brazenly hung a fan’s bra on his waist.
The bra was thrown at him by a female fan while performing on stage before an excited crowd
Describing the scene as ‘wahala’, the singer shared a video of the scene, which showed moments he was busy on stage singing one of his hit songs when an unknown lady threw the bra at him.
He proudly took the underwear and placed it on his body asking the crowd, “Who threw this?”
Recall that Joeboy sometime ago recounted his struggles before stardom in a chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
The talented artist also said that he worked under the sun to promote a product in Ogun state.
“Sometimes I felt everything should just end because it was difficult,” he said.
“I remember after secondary school, I didn’t have money, I was looking for a job. I remember going for a full month looking for a job.
“I would prepare my CV. There was a time I trekked from Ilaje to Sabo in search of a job with my friend. We submitted our CVs but didn’t get the jobs eventually.
“I eventually got a job to promote products for a company under the sun. They took us to redeem camp in Ogun state, it was difficult. We were paid N5000 a week.
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“At that point, life was hard, I remember I only had one Nike shoe and it was fake. So, one promise I made to myself was that when I finally blow, I’ll always buy shoes.
“So, these days, when I’m down, I just step out to buy shoes. Life was more difficult than failing an exam or owing school fees.
“There was a particular time this happened to me. I’ll just say when a child is owing school fees, don’t call the child out. Just tell the child not to go to school.
“Don’t flog kids for owing school fees, the child doesn’t have money. School owners should not embarrass a child for owing school fees.
“It was really embarrassing for me at the time because it affected my esteem at that point.”
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. Joeboy’s single “Baby” was released on March 1, 2019; it garnered 20 million streams across YouTube and Spotify in 2019. The visualizer music video for “Baby” surpassed 31 million views on YouTube. Joeboy released the Killertunes-produced track “Beginning” on August 15, 2019. The visualizer music video for “Beginning” surpassed 23 million views on YouTube. 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”.