JoeBoy Net Worth & Biography

What is Joeboy net worth?

JoeBoy Net Worth: $336,500
Born: May 21, 1997
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Education: University of Lagos
Source of Wealth: Music, Songwriting
1st Hit Project: “Baby” (2019)

Joseph Akinfenwa Donus, popularly known by his stage name Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, entertainer, stage performer and recording artiste.

He is currently one of the fast rising musicians in Nigeria and he is a major Afro pop and R&B music genre singer.

In 2019, Joeboy’s song “Baby” reached the top 10 n Apple Music’s charts in Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya, and he is expected to continue to be on the rise.

 

Early Life

Joeboy was born in Lagos State, Nigeria on 21st May 1997. The majority of his life is spent in Lagos where he found his love for music at the age 16.

He grew up in a musical home, his elder brother being a chorister, and his father, a pianist at the church where they worshipped.

He completed his primary and secondary education in Lagos, and proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka, where he obtained a bachelor degree in Human Resources.

His biggest inspiration in music is 9ice and ID Cabasa, two top music artistes in Nigeria who he spent much of his time with, in the studio while learning his trade.

 

Career

At age 17, Joeboy recorded his first single titled “Gbeseyin”, an afrobeat song. Who knows what Joeboy net worth would turn out to be?

In 2017, he released a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” which received good reviews within Nigeria and outside the shores of Nigeria.

It was this cover that made him popular as the new kid on the block in the Nigerian music industry, and before long, he caught the attention of Mr Eazi.

Mr Eazi created a talent incubator for upcoming African music artistes known as emPawa Africa, a full service company offering marketing, distribution, publishing, label and management services which equips African artists with the tools, knowledge, network and investment to grow and export their music from Africa to the world.

He also launched #emPawa100, a funding and mentorship programme.

He encouraged Joeboy to sign up and he did and became one of 10,000 applicants from 14 countries and just by registering to be part of the programme, he was the first of 100 recipients to earn a share of a $3,000 grant aimed at helping a new generation of African artistes find mainstream success.

No doubt, this has contributed to JoeBoy net worth.

He used his $3,000 to make his music video “Faaji” and within a month, he became one of 10 acts selected for a mentorship boot camp in South Africa, and one of two artistes given an additional $50,000 in funding.

Before entering #emPawa100, Joeboy had only sung in social media clips, despite growing up in a musical family, and after the program; he became a totally different person musically.

 

 

This has helped to shape his music career for the better.

In March 2019, Joeboy released he hit track “Baby”, a love song which reached the top 10 of Apple Music’s charts in Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.

Another hit single, “Beginning”, was released as a follow up to “Baby” and it was featured by Beats 1 host Ebro on his discovered segment.

The song hit number one on Apple Music in Nigeria and Uganda.

On November 8, 2019, Joeboy released the album, Love & Light, which is composed of five songs. The album was produced under the exclusive license to emPawa Africa Limited.

He has released some couple of songs to his name and also has some albums to his credit.

His albums include: “How to Make Friends in a Brand New Town” – 11 songs, “THC” (The Herrera Chronicles) – 6 songs, “Bars” – 6 songs, and “Love and Light” – 5 songs.

JoeBoy has worked with MayorkunFireBoy, and many others.

 

JoeBoy Net Worth and Highlights

As of today, JoeBoy net worth is estimated to be $336,500. Here are some of his highlights

  • Nominated as the Best Pop Single at the Headies 2019
  • Song of the Year nominee at the Headies 2019.
  • Next rated Artiste nominee at the Headies 2019.
  • AFRIMA Best Artiste/Group/Duo on African POP 2019.
  •  Best POP Artiste at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2020.
  • Listener’s Choice “Baby” nominee at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2020.
  • Best New MVP nominee at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2020.

In one of his quotes, “The moment I stopped to think what I was doing; that’s when I realized, wow, things are actually happening, and things are going really well”.

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