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Biography of Joey B

Joey B

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Joey B
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Background information
Birth name Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin
Also known as
Beezy
Born 20 August 1989 (age 28)
Cape CoastCentral RegionGhana
Origin fante
Genres Hip hopSoulR&B
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments vocals
Years active 2011-present
Labels World Records
Associated acts
Website http://www.joeybeezy.com/
Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, known under the stage name Joey B, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist. He is well known for his single “Tonga”.

Early life and career[edit]

Joey B was born in Cape Coast, Ghana. He realized his talent for music at the age of six (6) when he formed a group and aided in ghost writing most of the songs they made together. This bolstered his unrelenting strong desire for music and pursued it. He had his primary education from St. Theresa’s school and later went to Accra High Senior High School. He graduated at Zenith University College in 2012.[1]
Later on, he collaborated with producer Lil Shaker till they met Jayso, the founder of Skillions.[2] From then on, he has worked with various labels and producers such as Hammer of The Last Two and Black Avenue Music and produced many hit songs such as “Tonga” and “Strawberry”.[3]

Collaborations and influences[edit]

On his career path, Joey B has collaborated with artistes such as SarkodieELFuse ODGEdem and many others. The rapper’s music has been influenced by several artistes such as Kanye West and Kid Cudi.[4]
In September, 2015, Roc Nation‘s rapper, Vic Mensa who was on a short trip to Ghana for his grandmother’s funeral, disclosed he would love to work with Joey B and Sarkodie.[5]

The following year, Vic Mensa again on Beats 1 Radio interview with Ebro Darden, tipped listeners of possible collaborations with Joey B, Sarkodie and M.anifest.

Fashion style and brand ambassador for Adidas[edit]

In July 2015, world’s eminent manufacturer of sports shoes, clothing and accessories; Adidas (Ghana) outdoored Joey B as their brand ambassador, making him the first in Africa.[6][7]

Style influence[edit]

Joey B over the years has become not just a household name for mellow-vibe music but also his fashion style. His unique sense of fashion and great appeal to the youth has won him the most influential fashion icon in Ghana.[8]
“Joey B’s fashion style has grown so large that his fellow rappers cannot help it but to follow the trend.”, an article on Ghana Web reported.[9]
The rapper is well-noted for trendsetting skinny jeans and tattered clothings (preferably called fades and tatters) in Ghana.[10]

Discography[edit]

EP[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

‘’Eighty Nine(89)’’ [11][12]

Singles[edit]

  • NewLords (feat Pappy Kojo and Sarkodie) (2017)
  • Baby Mama (feat Sarkodie)(2017)
  • Sunshine (2017)
  • U x Me (2016)[13]
  • F.O.H (feat. Medikal) (2016)[14]
  • Otoolege (feat. Samini) (2015)
  • Wow (feat. EL and Pappy Kojo) (2015)
  • Tonga (feat. Sarkodie) (2014)
  • Wave (feat. Pappy Kojo) (2014)
  • Cigarette (2013)
  • Strawberry Ginger (2013)
  • Chop Kenkey (2013)

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2016 89 Wanlov The Kubolor[15] [16]
2016 Fiend Kingsley Osei Bonsu[17] [18]
2016 U x Me[19] Kemist [20]
2014 Wave Prince Dovlo [21]
2014 Tonga Vertex [22]
2013 Cigarette Desmond Blackmore [23]
2013 Strawberry Ginger Gyo [24]

Features[edit]

  • “Magnom” My Baby ft Joey B (Prod By MagNom)
  • “G-West” Akosua ft Joey B (Prod By Kuvie)
  • “EL” ft Joey B- You Dont Know Me
  • “Mr Eazi” Ft Joey B – Holl’Up (Prod By Juls)
  • “Vacs”, ft Joey B – Enjoy (Prod. By Vacs)
  • “Sarkodie”, ft Joey B – Baby Mama (Prod. Ced Solo)[25]

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