Biography of Joe Boy 

Joe Boy is a young and talented artist who is making it massively in the Nigerian music industry. He is known for combining mixed musical genres of Afro-pop and R&B which has attracted many music lovers.


Joe Boy whose real name is Joseph Akinwale is a Nigerian-born musician and songwriter that is passionate about music. He was discovered in 2017 by Mr Eazi who owns emPawa Africa and ever since he has grown successfully in the entertainment industry.

Joe Boy
Quick Facts
Full Name: Joseph Akinwale
Other Names: Joe Boy
Born: 21st of May, 1997(age 26 years old)
Nationality: Nigerian
Popular Single “”Baby”
Occupation: Singer,
Profiles: Instagram,
Net Worth: $2 million and $5 million.


Joe Boy is 26 years old.

Early Life And Education 

Joe Boy whose real name is Joseph Akinwale was born on the 21st of May, 1997 in Lagos State to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akinfenwa-Donus. The uniquely talented songwriter comes from a musically inclined family and gained enough inspiration to decide on creating a music career for himself. 

There isn’t much information on the schools that Joe Boy attended for his primary and secondary education. However, had attended and graduated with a degree in Human Resources from the prestigious University of Lagos (UniLag).

Personal Life 

Joe Boy remains a top talent in the music industry and has a large fan base given his style of music. There is no clear information on the relationship status of the songwriter. However, there are rumors his dating a model.


Coming from a musical family, Joe Boy was massively influenced and determined to explore a career in the entertainment industry. He started making music at the age of 16 and recorded “Gbeseyin”. 

As a result of inspiration from mentors 9ice and ID Cabasa, he decided to make a cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You which was widely accepted.

Thereafter, Joe Boy became popularly known after a joint effort with Gorilla Sauce Entertainment and Banku Music which saw the release of “Baby”. This song came with a visual sponsored by emPawa Africa – a talent-hunting program for newly rising African musical artists.

He was a known name after “Baby” was launched and quickly reached the top 10 of Apple Music’s charts in Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda. Joe Boy has bagged many awards and nominations including Best Artiste in African Pop (2019) at the All Africa Music Awards, Nomination at the 2019 Headies Award, and clinching the Best Pop Artiste Category at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

Net Worth 

Joe Boy has an estimated net worth of between $2 million and $5 million.