Fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter, Joseph Akinfenwa Donu, popularly known as Joeboy has spoke about his relations with other artistes who are also industry new stars.
The Afropop and R&B singer disclosed that he’s not in competition with any artistes, identifying Rema, Fireboy, and Oxlade as “motivations” rather than competition.
Joeboy stated these as he sat with the host of Behind The Story episode with MTV Base, Sammy Walsh to talk about his childhood, family, music, relationships and plans for the future.
During the episode, Joeboy revisited places that were pivotal to his rise to the top and talked about the moments that made him. From a very religious family, Joeboy, revealed that his parents were very accommodating when he told them he wanted to do music full time.
According to him, he was encouraged to make this decision because of the high rate of unemployment in the country.
The ‘Baby’ hitmaker opened up on how his elder brother’s relationship with 9ice and ID Cabasa sparked his interest in music. He also revealed that he met Mr Eazi in 2017, through a friend in Europe who sent his song to Eazi via Instagram and how his life has changed since then.
In the episode, Joeboy, who is 22 years old, disclosed that he has been making music since he was 17, but officially went mainstream in 2017. The singer also gave fans more than a glimpse of his life before his rise to fame and how his life has changed since 2017.
Speaking of relationships, Joeboy revealed that he is a private person, and he is currently in a relationship with many people.
The artiste also shared some exclusive stories about his Unilag days, the constant pressure on him always to release dope music and the challenges faced by a young artist growing up in the industry.