The latest episode of the of the MTV Base Behind The Story saw one of the most talked-about names bubbling out of the Nigerian music scene, Joeboy, chat with show host, Sammy Walsh.
Born Akinfenwa-Donus Joseph, the singer talked about his childhood, family, music, relationships and his 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. The ‘Baby’ hit-maker was encouraged to make this decision because of the high rate of unemployment in the country.
Many surprising facts about Joeboy were unraveled in this edition of Behind The Story, and the singer 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 his 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. On his relationship with other industry new stars, the singer identified Rema, Fireboy and Oxlade as “motivations” rather than competition.
The artiste 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. The final episode of Behind The Story will air on Tuesday, March 17, on MTV Base, DStv channel 322 and GOtv channel 72 by 8pm.