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Joseph Akinwale (born 21 May 1997), known professionally as , is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Mr Eazi of the record label emPawa Africa discovered him in 2017. His musical genres are Afro-pop and R&B. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. He's also called Young Legend.

Early life and career
The Mr Eazi-assisted track “Fààjí” was released on 26 October 2018; used his portion of the grant he received from emPawa100 to shoot a video for the song. 's single “Baby” was released on 1 March 2019, which garnered 20 million streams across YouTube and Spotify in 2019. The visualizer music video for “Baby” surpassed 31 million views on YouTube. released the Killertunes-produced track “Beginning” on 15 August 2019, where its accompanying visualizer music video accumulated 23 million views on YouTube. In the video, he finds himself developing feelings for a friend whose advances he had initially dismissed. Followed by this, he released his debut extended play Love & Light in November 2019 by emPawa Africa. It was supported by the singles “Baby” and “Beginning“. The EP also contains the Mayorkun-assisted track “Don't Call Me” and “All for You“.

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 nominated for multiple City People Entertainment Awards and The Headies. Joeboy released the Dera-produced track “Call” on 10 April 2020. Described as a “catchy love song” by OkayAfrica , “Call” is the lead single from his upcoming debut studio album. The TG Omori-directed video for the single features dystopian sci-fi themes.

In January 2021, Joeboy announced his debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic, which was released in February 2021 to moderate commercial success.

On 19 May 2023, he released his sophomore studio album, Body & Soul, preceded by the four singles “Sip (Alcohol)”, “Contour“, “Body & Soul”, and “Duffel Bag“.

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