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I used to work in a ‘pure water’ factory – Singer, Joeboy

Music star, Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus aka Joeboy has revealed that he once worked in a sachet-water packaging factory, commonly known as ‘Pure water’.

He made the revelation during a recent episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast while reflecting on his life before fame.

Joeboy explained that he got the job at the factory when the University of Lagos was on strike and noted that the experience made him want to become a celebrated singer.

The ‘Contour’ singer said he searched for a job through out the period and when he couldn’t get any, he became scared, wondering whether that’s how he would have to search for a job when he graduates.

The 26-year-old who described his life as a “miracle,” recalled how his former label boss, Mr. Eazi signed him to Empawa against the advise of people who said he should not sign him.

Joeboy who noted that his career took off, after that period, added that not even his parents anticipated that he would pursue a career in music.

He said; “I studied Human Resources and Personal Management. When I was in the university, there was a strike for like three months. So I decided to get a job and I was searching for a job for like three months in the whole of Lagos. I did not get one single job.

There was even a time I worked in a pure water factory as a marketer. At that point I was like, ‘I’m looking so hard for a job and I can’t find any. Is this how I’m going to end up when I finish school?’ So that was also a trigger. I told myself, ‘You really have to make sure you make it.”

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