Joanny to bring afro beatz to Wyndham

Australian-Nigerian artist and former Wyndham resident, Joanny, will headline the Trybe Beatz concert in Hoppers Crossing on Friday. (supplied)

When musicians playing a gig tell their audience they’re about to perform a song from their new album, it often sends punters scurrying to the bar or the toilet.

Fortunately, those attending Australian-Nigerian afro-pop artist Joanny’s show in Wyndham on April 19, won’t have to worry about that.

“On the first of March I lost my laptop,” said the 29 year old of why his headline set at the Trybe Beatz concert next Friday won’t feature any new material.

“My album was 90 per cent finished but I hadn’t backed it up so I lost it. It wasn’t the best experience,” said Joanny who is in the process of recording the album again, but that it was now “a totally new project.”

Luckily the Perth based artist has two EP’s and bunch of singles to fall back for his show at Wyndham City Youth Services in Hoppers Crossing.

Joanny tops a hip-hop, RnB and afrobeat heavy bill that features likes of Chief Tebir, Nomad and Lowty at the concert which is for young people aged 12 to 25.

The show will be a homecoming of sorts for Joanny who spent time living in Wyndham soon after arriving in Australian when he was 19.

“I used to be a resident of Wyndham, between 2017 and 2020 I was a resident of Truganina,” he said.

“It was a beautiful area, a beautiful suburb, but I had to move back to my family in Mickleham, and now I’m based in Perth.”

Joanny’s day job in Perth is as a youth worker, making his presence at a show presented by Wyndham Youth Services all the more appropriate.

Describing his music as afro-pop, Joanny said he hoped his show resonates with young people in attendance.

“I think they should expect authentic African music, good music from an African born Australian and to connect with me. I love to connect with people.”

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Cade Lucas.