Nigerian singer, Joeboy has addressed those accusing him of encouraging alcoholism and drunkenness with his latest song “Alcohol”.
During an interview with an online platform, Genius, Joeboy denied endorsement alcoholism with the hit song, noting that one can’t escape from life challenges by getting drunk.
He said, “Being tipsy inspired ‘Alcohol’.There are different challenges in life; it never ends. There is always something one needs to fix or solve.
“I am not encouraging alcoholism in any way but I understand that people need breaks but trying to run away from one’s problems won’t fix them at the end of the day.”
Sharing his thoughts on the success of the song, Jeoboy said the song is different from his typical sound, adding that it signifies his evolution as a singer.
He said, “It is really special for me, seeing how big the song is becoming and how big it is going to get. It was a different step (direction) in my sound.
“It’s not like the regular Joeboy sound that people are used to. I am more or less known as a lover boy. I am not saying it’s a bad thing but I wanted to explore different sounds. Alcohol is the first step in evolving my sound.”
The singer, however, admitted that he was nervous while recording the song because he was unsure of what people would say about it.
before the song was released. He said, “I was a bit nervous before the song was released because I was not sure if people were going to accept it.
“It is totally different from what I normally do. The reception has been amazing so far. It is my biggest charting song since the beginning of my career.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Joeboy had also opened up about his relationship with an unnamed ‘sugar mummy’ which he prefers to having a girlfriend.