Following his run through a handful of anthemic singles released this year, Joeboy who has fully earned his title as the breakout act from Mr Eazi’s #emPawa100 talent incubator reaches the finishing line today with Celebration, an eponymous ode to a year that has allowed him to carve his own distinct lane within the highly competitive field of Nigerian Afropop.
The gospel-tinged Celebration, produced by Type A, follows recent Joeboy singles including Lonely and Call as well as last year’s acclaimed debut EP, Love And Light. 2020 also saw a string of notable collaborations from the singer, including Major Lazer’s Sun Comes Up and DJ Neptune’s Nobody also featuring Mr Eazi.
On the single’s roots, Joeboy said, “In a year that has been more torrid than fulfilling for many of us, we still need to give thanks and appreciate the littlest of things and that’s what Celebration is about. It is a song of happiness, recorded at my recording camp in Ghana. It’s not a love song but a feel-good song that signifies that we shall be alright regardless of the challenges.”