Nigerian singer Joeboy has shared a candid story of his past financial hardships, revealing that he was once so broke that he had to close his bank account.
In a recent interview, Joeboy acknowledged hitting rock bottom and experiencing a period of extreme financial scarcity that led him to close his account.
However, he used this personal story as a source of inspiration for anyone currently going through tough times, emphasizing that situations can always improve.
“I’m one of the biggest artistes out of Africa right now. But there was one time I was at rock bottom. I had no money. I was so broke I had to close my account.
“I just want to use this story as a motivation to anybody going through something difficult at this point in time.
“Don’t end things, it can always get better. I am a living example.”
When asked about the defining moment he realized he had made it in his career, Joeboy mentioned his first tour in East Africa.
Stepping onto the stage and witnessing the crowd’s enthusiastic response, with people screaming and singing his songs word for word, was a transformative experience for him.
“That was when I went on tour on my first tour in East Africa.
“I stepped on the stage and people were screaming and singing my songs word for words.
“It was like a full circle moment; it reminded me of the time when I wasn’t sure what I was doing and I felt discouraged.
“There were shows that I was performing and the MC would take the microphone from me and tell me to get off the stage.
“My past self would have been grateful,” he said.