Joeboy, the Nigerian singer, has announced his exit from emPawa Africa, a record label owned by Mr Eazi.


The ‘My Baby’ hitmaker also took to his social media pages to unveil his music label called ‘Young Legend’.

Joeboy accompanied the announcement with a documentary of himself which he described as the “dawn of a new era”.

The singer also signed a record deal with Warner Music, the US-owned global music company.


Warner Music announced Joeboy’s arrival in an Instagram post.


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“The new label will partner with Warner Music, which will globally distribute music from the artists on its roster,” it added in a blog post“.

“The partnership between Warner Music and Young Legend will be cemented over the coming weeks with a series of music camps to be held in Lagos, London and Los Angeles.


“The aim is to start releasing new music from the Young Legend roster within the next few months.”

Joeboy now joins the likes of Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Burna Boy, and Ckay who have partnered with the label.

The development comes a few days after he shared a cryptic post on his social media pages.

He also deleted his online posts, leaving only a black background as his profile picture.


Born Joseph Akinwale, Joeboy gained prominence under emPawa Africa.

The singer has won several awards and recognition for his craft.

In 2019, he won the ‘Best Artiste in African Pop’ prize at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

The singer also snagged the ‘Best Pop’ category at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival in 2020.


In November 2023, he released a 5-track extended play (EP) titled ‘Body, Soul & Spirit’.

Joeboy earlier said he knew he would be successful in the music industry after meeting Wizkid, the award-winning music star.

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