Joeboy stopped from performing in St. Lucia over offensive language

Written by on May 15, 2023

Nigerian Afrobeats artist Joeboy was recently stopped from performing in St. Lucia due to the use of offensive language.

Nigerian Afrobeats artist Joeboy

Nigerian Afrobeats artist Joeboy was recently stopped from performing in St. Lucia due to the use of offensive language.

Known for hit songs like ‘Alcohol’, Joeboy has made a name for himself as one of Nigeria’s most commercial artists, and his music has been gaining traction on the global stage. However, his latest international effort in propelling Afrobeats hit a snag when he was stopped for performing over what the organizers described as the use of profanity.

Joeboy was in St. Lucia to entertain fans and was stopped from performing after his DJ used the “F” word while warming up the crowd. In an Instagram post on May 14, Joeboy narrated what happened, calling it a sincere oversight that he was not aware of. He expressed his disappointment and apologized to his fans in St. Lucia, promising to come back for them.


The incident raises questions about the use of profanity in music and the extent to which artists should be allowed to use such language during performances. While the details of what transpired between the organizers and Joeboy’s team are largely unknown, it is common knowledge that artists tend to use some obscenities, especially during performances. Hence, it is strange that Joeboy would be stopped from performing over the use of the “F word.”

The controversy also highlights the importance of professionalism and good communication between artists and their teams and the organizers of events. Joeboy called out the show promoter for his unprofessionalism, describing him as difficult to work with. Joeboy accused him of disrespecting his team, something he could not stomach.


The incident in St. Lucia comes at a time when Afrobeats is gaining popularity worldwide, with artists like Joeboy playing a significant role in propelling the genre to a global audience.

Joeboy’s music is a blend of Afrobeats and pop, and his songs are characterized by catchy beats and relatable lyrics. His music has been described as a breath of fresh air in the African music scene, and his rise to stardom has been nothing short of meteoric.

Joeboy’s sophomore album is set to be released on May 17, 2023, and he will be looking to put the St. Lucia episode behind him. The album is highly anticipated, and fans are eagerly waiting to see what the artist has in store for them.


Joeboy’s experience in St. Lucia highlights the need for artists to be mindful of the language they use during performances. While the use of profanity is not uncommon in music, it is important to remember that the audience and the organizers of events may not always be receptive to such language. Additionally, good communication and professionalism between artists and their teams and the organizers of events are essential in ensuring that such incidents do not occur. With the rise of Afrobeats music, artists like Joeboy have an opportunity to take African music to new heights, and it is important that they do so with professionalism and respect for their audiences.

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