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Singer Joeboy: I Previously Worked in a ‘Pure Water’ Factory



Singer Joeboy: I Previously Worked in a ‘Pure Water’ Factory

Nigerian musician Joeboy reflected on his journey to success, revealing that his experience working briefly at a sachet water factory during a university strike profoundly impacted his determination to pursue a career in music.

Recalling the challenges he faced while searching for employment during his undergraduate days, Joeboy expressed his fears about not securing a lucrative job after graduation. He shared his experience during the latest episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast, stating, “I studied Human Resources and Personal Management. When I was in the university, there was a strike for like three months. So I decided to get a job and I was searching for a job for like three months in the whole of Lagos. I did not get one single job.”

Joeboy recounted a particularly difficult time when he worked as a marketer in a pure water factory, reflecting on the uncertainty of his future and the determination it instilled in him. He admitted, “At that point, I was like, ‘I’m looking so hard for a job and I can’t find any. Is this how I’m going to end up when I finish school?’ So that was also a trigger. I told myself, ‘You really have to make sure you make it [in the music industry].’”

Despite facing skepticism from some quarters, including advice against being signed by his former record label boss, Mr Eazi, Joeboy’s career took off when he signed with Empawa, defying expectations. He described his journey as a “miracle” and acknowledged that even his parents didn’t anticipate his success in the music industry.

Recently launching his own record label, Young Legend, Joeboy expressed gratitude for what he called “the best label deal in Afrobeats history in Nigeria,” highlighting his determination to continue thriving in the music industry.

Source: ghmediahub

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