Meet your artiste: Joey Banks

Eferurhobo Joseph Ogheneovo, popularly known as Joey banks is a talented singer/producer who was born in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1985 into the family of Mr and Mrs Goodluck Eferurhobo from Delta State, Nigeria. He started music at a very young age of 12 in his church like most musicians and started playing the drums.

He later taught himself to play the piano which has enhanced his music knowledge and ability to stand out as an extraordinary artiste.

Years before he rebranded and changed his name to Joey Banks, he was popularly known as Joey Plus. In that period, he was involved in a lot of music and artistry activities, producing and releasing tracks that enjoyed air play.

In 2011, Joey Banks became a winning producer from a talent hunt TV show sponsored by Nigerian Breweries ‘Star quest’ by mentoring and producing the winning band called ‘The  B.E.A.T’ which was one of the biggest talent hunt shows in the country, at that time. In that same year, he started a project on social media called #joeytunesday where he released a track every Tuesday for free download, which went on for a while but stopped due to lack of support.

Before Star Quest, Joey Banks was in a group called ‘skool boi’. They released a mixtape called ‘skool boi in your yard’ and did a tour across the country. He has also worked with the likes of Black face from the Plantashun Boiz, Krazy Kulture, Sean Dampte and many upcoming artistes across the country. He also released tracks ‘E no mata’, ‘Nana’ ‘Leave story featuring Rhyusjones’, ‘Shoma damo’ and ‘Zombie’.

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