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Joeboy exits Empawa, sets up New Record Label with Warner Music


February 5, 2024

Joseph Akinfenwa-Donus, better known by his stage name Joeboy, is a well-known Afrobeats artist. He has come a long way in his five-year career, and he recently signed a dual deal with Warner Music, a global music powerhouse that also represents Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Burna Boy, and Ckay.

The dual deal sees Joeboy launch his own entertainment outfit called Young Legend as well as being Warner Music’s latest flagship artist out of Africa.

Following five fruitful years in which he put out two EPs (Love & Light and Body, Soul & Spirit), two albums (Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic and Body & Soul), and numerous smash singles and features that accumulated over two billion streams across major DSPs, Joeboy is leaving Empawa as a result of this decision.

Joeboy will serve as the CEO of the new Young Legend label, while Deola Jaiyesimi will head the label and be responsible for producing the next generation of Afrobeats superstars to be seen on a global scale.