Your favourite musicians also have favourite musicians, and that’s why we created #MyLoop — a weekly series that asks Nigerian stars who they like to listen to when they’re feeling any type of way.

Joeboy has been one of 2019’s brightest stars. After the fantastic “Baby”, his masterful breakout hit, the afropop newcomer impressed with an equally great follow-up, “Beginning”. This trajectory rightfully earned him four nods at the upcoming Headies, including ‘Next Rated’ and ‘Song of the Year’.

By far the biggest success story out of Mr Eazi’s emPawa initiative — a platform created to help turn “emerging [African] artists into global superstars” — Joeboy joins the likes of Rema and Fireboy DML as one newcomer that’s set to carry the afropop torch for a whole new generation.

Now, in an attempt to discover the artists that Joeboy loves as much as his fast-growing fanbase seems to love him, we at Zikoko decided to ask which songs he listens to when he is feeling any major emotion (ranging from happiness to anger) or doing something as simple as getting dressed.

From Tems to Wizkid, here are the artists that made Joeboy’s loop:

1. Happy:

2. Sad:

3. Angry:

4. In Love:

5. Heartbroken:

6. Turned On:

7. Uninspired:

8. Homesick:

9. Driving:

10. Getting Dressed:


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