Nigerian Afropop star Joeboy today shares the video for “Focus” the third visual from his freshly-issued debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic.
The clip follows a strong first week for Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic (Banku Music/emPawa Africa),
The stylish, moody visuals represent a darker tone for Joeboy, a romantic master of sunny, short, and sweet love tunes like “Baby,” “Beginning” and “Nobody,” his 2020 collaboration with Mr. Eazi and DJ Neptune.
Lyrically, “Focus” (produced by Ghana’s MOG) is a song about unrequited love “and somebody not being straightforward about their intentions with you,” JOEBOY says, noting that the lyrics were based on situations experienced by one of his producers, Dëra, during the making of Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic.
One of Afropop’s leading young lights, JOEBOY has topped charts across the Continent and beyond with an improbable run of smashes since emerging in 2019.
Dubbed “Nigeria’s next big thing” by Billboard and “The boy wonder of Nigerian pop” by Notion