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Joeboy speaks on domestic violence against women in Africa

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By Taiwo Okanlawon

Afrobeats sensation Joseph Akinfenwaa Donus, popularly known as Joeboy, has revealed the inspiration behind his hit song ‘Better.’

The ‘Adenuga’ crooner explained that he wrote the song in a bid to shed light on domestic violence against women.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular media personality, Vivz.

Joeboy stated that sometimes women are not treated “properly” in African society.

The host said: “‘Better’ is my favourite song ever. In that song, it’s like you’re speaking up for a woman that has been treated badly by another man.”

Joeboy said: “It’s something that happens a lot in African society; domestic abuse. Sometimes women are maltreated and not treated properly. I wanted to shed light on domestic violence against women.”

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Joeboy recently announced his decision to launch Young Legend, his new label, in partnership with Warner Group, aimed at nurturing the next generation of music talents.

Despite embarking on this new journey, Joeboy remains thankful to Mr. Eazi for his pivotal role in his music career over the past five years.

Joeyboy gained popularity under emPawa Africa, a record label owned by Mr Eazi.

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 bagged 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’.

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