Singer Joe El Laments How Badly Recession Has Affected His Career

Singer Joe El Laments How Badly Recession Has Affected His Career

Nigerian artiste, Joel Amadi, popularly known as  Joe El has lamented the poor state of the nation’s economy and how it has adversely affected his career.

The Kennis Music act in a recent chat with Punch disclosed that the current economic recession has negatively affected his career.

Joe El revealed that he can no longer earn as much as he used to because of the recession, even though the prices of things have gone up.

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The singer who spoke with Punch also talked about his resemblance with TuFace.

He said:

“My resemblance with 2Face has been a blessing, though it was more of a burden before.

A lot of people had some negative impression that I was trying to sound like 2Face, and some even said Kennis Music signed me to replace 2Face.

But i was the one who walked up to Kennis Music and asked them for a record label, and hey never even mentioned 2Face.

Singer Joe El Laments Recession Affecting His Career

However, it has been a blessing because 2Face is a good name.

If 2Face was a bad artiste, it would have affected me negatively. For every stepo forward 2Face takes, I also move further.


Besides, i am talented in my own right. Our vocies may be similar, but the patterns are different.

I don’t think 2Face has ever sang songs like Oya Now, Gbemisoke, Ileke, among others.”

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Speaking about the impact of the recession, Joe El had this to say:

“This recession has reduced the number of shows we attend, even the fees we get paid has depreciated.

Meanwhile, things generally are more expensive to buy because of the inflation. So it’s quite tough but we thank God that we’re still alive.

Joe El also revealed that he is currently working on his sophomore album which will feature artistes like Olamide, Timaya, Seyi Shay and of course 2Face, among others.