Nigeria’s Joeboy has announced his debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic, with a video for new song “Lonely.”
The video was shot in Lagos by Nigerian director Adetula “KingTula” Adebowale. The LP is due out February 4 via Banku/emPawa Africa.
Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic follows his 2019 EP Love and Light. A product of Mr Eazi’s #emPawa100 talent incubator.
He collaborated in 2020 with Major Lazer (“Sun Comes Up”), Mr Eazi and DJ Neptune (“Nobody”), and LADIPOE (“Yoruba Samurai”), but is the sole vocalist on Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic.
In a statement, Joeboy said:
“Working on this project was life changing — I met a version of myself I never knew before. The plan was to come up with a title that best describes love, without actually using the word love. Hence Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic. Because love is a perfect blend of beauty and magic.”