Singer and songwriter Joeboy has taken a step forward in the music industry by joining a new record label. According to a post by music journalist Joey Akan, Joeboy, who was formerly signed to EMPAWA, has now teamed up with Warner Music and unveiled his record label, “Young Legend.”
The post states:
“After years of career highs, Afrobeats superstar Joeboy is exiting Mr Eazi-owned EMPAWA, and seeking a step up by signing a dual deal with global music giant, Warner music (Home to superstars like Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Burna Boy, Ckay etc). The new deal sees Joeboy launch his self-owned entertainment company called Young Legend, as well as being Warner Music’s latest flagship artist out of Africa. Joeboy exits EMPAWA after 5 successful years where he released two EPs (Love & Light and Body, Soul & Spirit), two albums (Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic and Body & Soul) and a plethora of hit singles and features. At his exit, he’s amassed over 2 billion cumulative streams across DSPs. Under the new Young Legend label, Joeboy will act as the CEO while Deola Jaiyesimi will serve as the Head of Label, with the task of churning out the next set of Afrobeats superstars on a global stage. Joeboy follows in the footsteps of Olamide, Don Jazzy and his former label boss, Mr.Eazi to create a pipeline to mint new artists”.
In this dual deal, Joeboy has started his own entertainment company named Young Legend and has become Warner Music’s newest top artist from Africa.
This move marks Joeboy’s exit from EMPAWA after a successful five years, during which he released two EPs (Love & Light and Body, Soul & Spirit), two albums (Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic and Body & Soul), and numerous hit singles and collaborations, accumulating over 2 billion streams on major streaming platforms.
At the new Young Legend label, Joeboy will be the CEO, with Deola Jaiyesimi as the head of the label responsible for discovering the next generation of Afrobeats stars worldwide.
Joeboy joins the ranks of stars like Olamide, Don Jazzy, and his former label boss, Mr. Eazi, who have used their influence and business skills to promote music talent while enhancing their global musical presence.