Joeboy releases a brand new single for the festive period tagged ‘Celebration’. This new record is a mid tempo Afropop tune produced by Type A, it’s a follow up to Joeboy’s still buzzing last single – ‘Lonely’. Meanwhile “Lonely” is the first taste of Joeboy’s new album.
‘Rounding up the year in a #celebration mood cos as much as we’ve been through the most this year, we still need to celebrate and appreciate what we have … My gift to you in this regard is this new music, let’s have fun with this one‘… YoungLegendJoeboy
JOEBOY has gone from recording cover songs in his college dorm to becoming one of African music’s brightest new stars, topping streaming charts and touring the continent with an improbable run of smashes. With lyrics that capture the innocence of young love and the sting of youthful heartbreak, the 23-year-old crooner has carved his own lane within the increasingly crowded field of Nigerian pop stars.
Joeboy has gone No. 1 on Apple Music in Nigeria and Uganda with “Baby” and “Beginning” — his first two solo singles — as well as top 10 spots in Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe. His swift ascent and hitmaking talent has taken him beyond the continent, landing him coverage and plaudits from Rolling Stone, CNN, Complex, Pitchfork and Billboard among others.
In a year that has been more torrid than fulfilling for many of us, we still need to give thanks and appreciate the littlest of things and that’s what ‘Celebration’ is about.
“Celebration” is a song of happiness that signifies that we shall be alright regardless of the challenges.
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As Directed by Nigeria’s Dammy Twitch, the video builds on the jubilant feel of “Celebration,” a festive track released with the aim of uplifting listeners during a season that, in a normal year, would be reserved for festive gatherings. Its scenes depict life’s simple joys, with a colour scheme inspired by traditional Yoruba attire. “This video is all about having fun and being happy,” JOEBOY says succinctly. “I wanted to pay homage to my origins and do something with traditional colours.”
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