Joeboy Biography, Songs, Music Career, Net Worth, Relationship, Age, Real Name, Controversies

Joseph Akinwale, born on the 21st of May 1997, known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, currently signed to Warner Music Africa in partnership with his record label Young Legend. He was formerly signed by Mr Eazi under emPawa Africa , where he was discovered in 2017, through the emPawa Africa talent incubation program. His musical genres are Afro-pop and R&B.

He is popularly known for his hit breakthrough song, Titled “Baby” and many more hits of his, which will be discussed as the post progresses. In this entertaining blog post, we will navigate the full biography of Popular Nigerian Singer, Joeboy. Enjoy. 

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Joeboy was born on the 21st of May, 1997 in Lagos, Western Nigeria. Nothing much is known regarding his background nor early childhood. More to come as updates keep dropping. 

For his education, the R&B and Afro-pop artist studied in Lagos and was nicknamed Joeboy by his peers in high school. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).


The Mr Eazi assisted track "Fààjí" was released on 26 October 2018; Joeboy used his portion of the grant He received from emPawa100 to shoot a video for the song. Joeboy's single "Baby" was released on 1 March 2019, which 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 15 August 2019, where its accompanying visualizer music video accumulated 23 million views on YouTube. In the video, he finds himself developing feelings for a friend whose advances he had initially dismissed. Followed by this, he released his debut extended play Love & Light in November 2019 by emPawa Africa. It was supported by the singles "Baby" and "Beginning". The EP also contains the Mayorkun assisted track "Don't Call Me" and "All for You". 

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

In January 2021, Joeboy announced his debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic , which was released in February 2021 to moderate commercial success. On 19 May 2023, he released his sophomore studio album, Body & Soul, preceded by the four singles "Sip (Alcohol)", "Contour", "Body & Soul", and "Duffel Bag". On the 3rd of November 2023, he released the earlier previewed Somophore single, Only God Save Me.

He released his EP ‘Body Soul and Spirit’ With the earlier lead single ‘Only God can save me’ On 16 February 2024,He relaesed an hit single ‘Osadebe’ which had nationwide recognition. On the 2nd of February 2024, Joeboy announced the launch of his record label "Young Legend".


Singer, Bukola Elemide, also known as Asa, issued a copyright infringement notice to Akinfenwa in October 2022, over his recently-released song, "Contour", over claims that the composition of the song was originally recorded by her and the producer of the song "Tempoe", earlier in

September 2020 during a recording session.

Asa, through her legal counsel made a notice to Joeboy via mail, which was shared by Joeboy on his Instagram story on 3 October 2022, revealed that she demanded the sum of N300 million and gave a 24-hour ultimatum for the song to be removed from all digital streaming platforms. Through her management, Asa also asked for a 60 percent publishing split on the song, and a written apology, as seen in the notice. 

A picture of Joeboy 



1. Somewhere Between Beauty And Magic (2022)

2. Body And Soul (2023)


1. Love And Light (2019)

2. Apple Music Home Session: Joeboy (2023)


– Baby

– Beginning

– Don’t Call Me Back ft Mayorkun

– Call

– Faaji ft Mr Eazi

– All For You

– Blessings

– Some People

– Ain’t Missing A Thing

– Same Question

– Pack it Up

– Haircut

– Shako

And more. 


The celebrity has won the following awards so far:

– 2019 - All Africa Music Awards - Best Artiste in African pop .

– 2020 - Soundcity MVP awards - Best Pop .

And many more. 


It is estimated Of Joeboy to have a Net Worth of about $100k-$300K United States Dollars to his name. He makes his money off his career as a musician, shows performance, streaming platforms and record label royalties, social media accounts monetization and many more. The young lad is making it for himself. 

Joeboy Picture 


Joeboy is currently 27 years of age as of 2024. He was born on the 21st of May, 1997.


Joeboy’s Real Name is Joseph Akinwale. 


Below is a list of all Record Labels Joeboy has worked with 

1. Empawa 

2. Young Legend (formed by himself) 

3. WMA 

4. Banku Music 


As at the time of writing this post, Joeboy isn't in any Relationship. He is focused on his music career for now. 


Instagram: @joeboyofficial

Facebook: Joeboy 

Twitter: Lavida Boy


Joeboy is a talented Nigerian musician. His unique Vocals have made him one of the most popular R&B and Afro-pop

artists on the continent. The singer is also a songwriter, and for the few years that he has been in the music industry, he has managed to steal the hearts of many music enthusiasts.

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