Rising afropop singer and songwriter Jobaa has just released his latest single “Bad Boy”, a collaboration with Nigeria’s star producer Jaypizzle (Major Lazer, Kizz Daniels, Skales), engineered by Selebobo (Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido).
“Bad Boy” is an infectious pop-infused song, that showcases the singer’s boldness at offering social commentary in his music. Speaking about the inspiration behind it and how the track came about, Jobaa says: “I was in the studio with the boys and Jaypizzle called me saying he had a ‘lamba beat’ for me, which he thought would fit me and my style”.
“He sent it over and I was vibing to it, but texting someone at the same time, and then one of my boys in the studio started making a joke saying I’m focusing on the girl I’m texting more than the music, and that I’m a ‘Yoruba demon’ and a bad boy, which was really funny at the time and before you know it, we came up with that chorus and and that’s how ‘Bad Boy’ came about”.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Jobaa now resides in London. He developed a strong interest in music from a very young age, and started making music in secondary school as part of a teenage pop band called Untamed.
He has already released two singles, including a collaboration with singer Buju. His second single “OLLA” dropped in July, and it amassed over half a million streams in a month only.
You can listen to “Bad Boy” below: