Joeboy’s Debut Album Is On Our Lips

He’s Keeping Us Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic

By  | Feb 04, 2021, 06:22 PM  | Joeboy  | Top of The

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As the second month of the year made its debut for the first time in 2021, Nigeria’s sweetheart Joseph ‘Joeboy’ Akinfenwa via his Twitter page, Joeboyofficial announced his debut album Somewhere between beauty and magic. Short form: SBBM.
In the early hours of today, Joeboy released the album on streaming platforms to rave reviews.
At the time of writing this story, the album which runs for 36 minutes has been played 8 million times on Audiomack.
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SBBM has already taken the number one spot in three different countries on Apple Music, ahead of Davido’s A Better Time, Ayra Starr’s EP.

Joeboy came into the limelight through Mr Eazi’s Empawa Africa record label in 2017. From then he dished out music in Afro-pop and RnB with his sultry voice.
In November 2019, he released his 5-track EP ‘Love and Light’ and featured Mayorkun.

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This work of art features only Joeboy’s vocal on every track. This makes a statement as a solid reintroduction of the artiste as an upgrade from the person we knew in 2019 and 2020. There are 14 tracks on his debut album, produced by several producers: Dera, Type A, BeatsbyKO, MOG, Big Fish, Tempoe, Mex Flairz, E Kelly, Killertunes and Semzy.

He also released audio visualizers for the song on youtube today which have proven to be a hit, as the numbers of views on the visualisers he put out for his EP in 2020 have shown.

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The titles on the album are Count me out, Focus, Number One, Police, Door, Show me, Runaway, Lonely, Consent, Oshe, Oh, Sugar Mama, Better Thing, Celebration.
Consent is a song that speaks to the topic of sexual relations between people. It has become a favourite amongst listeners for the message in the lyrics.

The average duration of the songs is 2 minutes. The shortest song on the album is first track Count Me Out at 1 minute 48 second, while the longest is the fourth track Police at 3 minutes 9 seconds.

Fans have begun to identify their favourite tracks off the album: 

My faves are: •Door •Count Me Out •Consent •Runaway •Celebration •Police • OH

Joeboy is a very good musician. I’m so happy to be alive in this era of elite afrobeat stars

I’m so happy for @joeboyofficial
— It’s obvious he put a whole lot into this and tbh the love he’s getting is well deserved and amazing!

Some of Joeboy’s Awards are:
‘Best Artiste in African Pop’ prize at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the ‘Best Pop’ at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

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At the Headies Awards for 2020, Joeboy has been nominated in 4 categories, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Single for his collaboration with DJ Neptune and Mr Eazi on Nobody
Headies revelation, Best Collabo for his song don’t call me back ft. Mayorkun.

Joeboy is a man in this 14-track wonder, and it’s good to see that he is getting the accolades for the work he’s done.

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