Joeboy speaks on YouTube music foundry class of 2022

  • The singer joins YouTube’s Global Foundry Class Of 2022.

  • Joeboy talks on YouTube music foundry class of 2022.

Joeboy speaks on YouTube music foundry class of 2022
Joeboy speaks on YouTube music foundry class of 2022

Nigerian singer and songwriter Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus, known professionally as Joeboy, has opened up on his decision to represent Nigeria at the YouTube Music Foundry Class of 2022.

During the week, 30 independent artists representing 15 countries from across the globe were announced by YouTube music as members of the Foundry Class of 2022.

The class also featured 29 other artists at all stages of their careers from different genres including Ghana’s Black Sherif.

Speaking on his reason for his representation, Joeboy said,

“Being an independent artist simply requires me to be at the centre of all of my dealings as a creative. Aside from creating the music, I have to carry out due diligence to make sure I am making the right decisions now and then.”


SSA YouTube Music Lead, Addy Awofisayo shared,

“We believe that lowering the barrier to entry that unlocks opportunities for music artists to create and connect with a global audience is crucial. But beyond that, Foundry will assist the music artists participants in navigating a new increasingly digital industry as they connect with fans and generate revenue.”

According to Awofisayo, the Foundry program is designed to help artists establish long-lasting careers on their own. Since its inception in 2015, it has helped 250 independent artists.

A few of the talented musicians who graduated from the program are Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee, Dave, Dua Lipa, Clairo, ENNY, Eladio Carrion, girl in red, Gunna, Japanese Breakfast, Kenny Beats, Natanael Cano, Omar Apollo, Rema, Rina Sawayama, ROSALÍA, Saba, Snail Mail, Tems, Tenille Arts

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