Nigerian Afropop star Joeboy is back on the music scene with his first 2022 single Cubana, which is an ‘ode to lifestyle and happiness.’ The track had its world premiere via The Dotty Show on Apple Music yesterday.
Cubana has a catchy melody and is described by Joeboy as “the most playful song I’ve ever released”. The track comes in anticipation for the singer’s first U.S tour dates where he’ll join Koffee on her tour as well as having his own headline show on May 3rd.
“I was in the studio trying to create a ‘heartbreak song ‘with my producer TYPE A, and there was this particular progression that was really vibey and trippy, and I just started playing around with it,” Joeboy recalls.
This is probably the most playful song I’ve ever released,” Joeboy said. “Cubana,” serves as both a preview of his upcoming EP due out later this year, and an appetizer for fans ahead of this Spring’s tour dates.
Cubana follows a highly successful 2021 campaign for Joeboy that began with the release of his critically-lauded debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic, in February. The project, named one of 2021’s Best Albums by Rolling Stone, hit No. 1 on Apple Music in 28 countries, amassing over 420 million streams globally.
Joeboy says Cubana is the most playful song he has ever released
“Cubana” arrives as Joeboy gets set to head out on his first U.S. tour dates this Spring. The singer joins Koffee as the opening act on The Gifted Tour from April 27 (Miami Beach) through May 2 (Charlotte, NC), before stepping out on his own for his headlining Young Legend Tour, from May 4 (Philadelphia) through May 30 (Seattle). Tickets available are on the official website.
Joeboy, real names Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus, is a naturally talented and heavyweight Nigerian vocalist signed under emPawa Africa, a Nigerian recording label. The music artist has released top-charting tracks like Baby, Alcohol, Beginning, Don’t Call Me and All for You.
Joeboy also won Best Artiste in African Pop at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and Best Pop at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. He was also nominated for multiple City People Entertainment Awards and The Headies.
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