Nigerian singer, Joseph Akinfenwa, popularly known as Joeboy, has revealed what he did when his song became a hit and trending on all musical platforms.
The “Baby” crooner in an interview with Mobola Sadiq added that music chose him and it is his destiny because he thought that he would end up doing a white collar job.
Joeboy said about his song;
“In 2019, when my song ‘Baby’ became a hit, it was one of the best feelings ever.
As a young boy from Akoka, Bariga, in Lagos State, having the number one song in the country was a beautiful feeling.
I almost cried at the success of the song and I’ll forever be thankful to everyone that supports me and my music.
I’d say music chose me, it’s my destiny. I thought I would probably end up having a white-collar job.
I love music but I didn’t see myself being a professional artiste.
To clarify, I just loved singing for fun but one thing led to another and with words of encouragement from the people I respect. I had to accept my destiny as an artiste.” he said.
Speaking about his childhood and educational background, Joeboy expressed thus;
“I was born in Surulere but grew up in Akoka, Lagos State.
My parents are Yoruba, I have two brothers and a sister.
As the last born of the family, I grew up surrounded with music influences.
“My dad played the church organ, my elder brother played the guitar.
So, I used to go with them for choir practice and that influenced my love for music subconsciously.
I remember going to ID Cabasa’s studio when I was about eight years old with my brother.
I attended Akoka primary and secondary school.
Afterwards, I graduated from the University of Lagos where I studied Human Resources Management,” he concluded.