Joeboy Biography, Net Worth & Career

joeboy biography

Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa, well known by the stage name Joeboy is a 23-year-old Nigerian vocal sensation. He came to the music scene since 2017 and has been active since then. Joeboy is active on social media and relates with his numerous fans via Instagram: @joeboyofficial and also on Twitter: @official_joeboy. Joeboy is popularly known for his track ‘Baby’ from his Love and Light album. This was the song that announced him in the Nigerian music industry.

Joeboy’s relationship status is not certain yet, but it has been suggested to the public that the ‘Beginning’ crooner may just have begun a relationship with a lady behind the scene. This was deduced from the pictures of himself and an anonymous lady he posted on his Twitter account where he has a considerable following.

Joeboy’s Net Worth

Joeboy is on the ascension in the Nigerian music industry and is worth a lot. After extensive researching and critical analysis, we have estimated Joeboy to be worth $1,000,000.


Growing up

Joeboy christened Joseph Akinwale Akinfewa was born on the 21st of May, 1997 in Lagos State, Nigeria into a Christian and music-oriented family. Joeboy has spent most of his life so far within the confines of Lagos state. This was where he discovered his love and passion for the art of music. Due to his musical background, thanks to his family, Joeboy piqued interest in music at the age of 16. His elder brother was a choir leader with a good music depth, while his father played the piano for the church he served in.

Joeboy’s biggest musical inspirations were drawn from the songs of his idols, 9ice and Id Cabasa. He later got to spend a lot of time with them in the studio, learning the music business. It is no wonder you can tell the uniqueness and flavour in his brand of music.


Even when Joeboy got involved in music heavily, he still had his education set in full motion. After the successful completion of his primary and secondary school education, he went to UNILAG located in Akoka, Lagos state. This was where he got his bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.

How Joeboy’s Career Started

Joeboy ventured into a career in music at the age of 16. His greatest role models were 9ice and Id Cabasa right from the beginning, and he got the opportunity to work in the studio with them growing up. His first ever recorded song was Gbeseyin, which has an afrobeat feel to it. This was done at the age of 17.


Career breakthroughs

Joeboy later went on to release his cover to Ed sheeran’s Shape of you which warmed its way into the heart of Nigerians both locally and those in the diaspora. The cover ended up going viral that it caught the eyes of Mr Eazi, who then decided to offer him a provisional mentorship platform. This was Joeboy’s first strides to limelight.

Mr Eazi, some time ago had just started a revolutionary youth talent development platform for future African musical artistes which he tagged emPawa Africa. This wide service institution was aimed at providing up and coming artistes with loads of opportunities to put their name out there on the globe.

The services provided include Marketing, Publishing, Distribution, management services and labelling. All these things put in place with the aim of giving African artistes an edge by equipping them with the required knowledge, tools, network, and investment. Mr Eazi also initiated African music to the world #empawa100 movement and urged Joeboy to put in an application.

Joeboy obliged, registered and was one of the 10,000 applicants from 14 countries round the continent. After signing up, the first 100 became the recipient of $3,000 aimed at helping these artistes create their own success in the music industry. Joeboy was one of the recipients, and he made his Faaji video clip using the $3,000. After one month of Faaji being a success; ranking in the top ten, Joeboy got selected for a mentorship camp in South Africa. Here, one of two artistes would receive an extra $50,000 to create and push their music brand.

In March 2019, Joeboy dropped his hit single ‘Baby’. The song managed to climb up the ladders to rank first on Apple Music in Nigeria and Uganda. This was the moment when Joeboy’s career heightened.

Joeboy’s Memorable Moments

Joeboy’s single “Baby” was released on the 1st of March, 2019; it amassed more than 20 million streams across social and digital platforms YouTube and Spotify in the year 2019. The animated visualizer music video created for “Baby” exceeded 31 million views on YouTube. Joeboy dropped the track produced by Killertunes which he titled ‘Beginning’ on the 15th of August, 2019. Once again, the animated visualizer exceeded the 23 million views mark on Youtube although it didn’t surpass the ‘Baby’ visualizer achievement.


Most Famous Works (Films/Music/Business/NGO as the case may be:

In Joeboy’s admirable career so far, he has been able to work with and on tracks with some big names in the industry, while also dropping several hit songs and banger consistently without holding back. Here are some of Joeboy’s released musical content.

Joeboy Songs & EP’S


Love and Light released in 2019

How To Make Friends In a Brand New Town

THC (The Herrera Chronicles)


Realest (ft. Triple N) released in 2017

Fire (ft. King Promise and Guiltybeatz) released in 2018

Gbese(ft. Oxlade and DJ Voyst) released in 2019

Baby released in 2019

Beginning released in 2019

Don’t Call Me Back (ft. Mayorkun) released in 2019

Blessings released in 2019

All For You released in 2019

Call released in 2020

There are other songs from Joeboy and this is only a few that can be very awesome when you listen.

Joeboy Awards/Recognition

At the 2019 Headies, Joeboy was nominated the Next Rated, Best pop single, Song of the year and Viewers choice award. Although he didn’t win any, it was a recognition of his talent and industry. At the All Music People Award 2019, he was nominated for Best Artiste in the African pop which he won. Still, in 2019, he got nominated for the City People Music Awards for Popular Song of the Year, Most Promising Act of the Year, Best New Act of the Year, Revelation of the Year but won none.

In the year 2020, he won the Soundcity MVP awards festival best act for pop, while he was also nominated for the best new MVP, Listener’s choice and song of the year which he didn’t win.

Other interesting facts that can be found

Joeboy genre has been classified by our experts as Afrobeat and contemporary R n B. He’s presently signed to the Empawa Africa record label under the watchful eyes of Mr Eazi. Singing and songwriting is Joeboy’s primary source of income. He has over 100,000 followers on Twitter, and at least 1.1 million followers on Instagram. Joeboy’s star sign is Gemini, and his birth flower is Hawthorn.

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