By the time Joseph Dean was twenty, he not only sang well, he also wrote his own songs. Since then, he has utilized every possible means to nurture his talent by himself.
After two years of getting himself ready through practice, in 2006, the singer dropped six hip-co inspired songs. Sadly, all six singles failed to cement a spot for him in the market.
Still struggling to make his mark in the industry, Dean moved to the then Studio 57. But his hope of being a sold-out artist was short-lived after yet another single – ‘Ladies Night’ – failed to impress the listening public.
“I did a lot of good songs but each one of them failed to highlight my music career. I tried and tried, but nothing was working. I moved from hip-co to dancehall music and did a song called ‘Ladies Night’ with my group; still things did not change. The group was called US-2,” Joseph recalled.
Frustrated over his stalled music career, Joseph Dean took a break from music to focus on another of his many talents – comedy.
Although it was slow coming, the popularity he was looking for through music he finally found in comedy. Soon, he capitalized on his newfound status by venturing into the business side of his art by promoting big companies like Cellcom, Dstv and Novafone.
However, Dean still wanted to make an impact through music. That was when he had the brilliant idea to blend his two passions, music and comedy, to see what comes out of it.
“In less than a year I was making an impact. I felt relieved when I made the discussion to come back to music after so many years of absence. I always knew from day one that I had the talent to succeed in music. It was just that I placed it in the wrong genre at first. My first comic song was with DenG called ‘Do Let Me See’ and it received a lot of good reviews from music lovers. I will always remember Stone Luckshine for his motivation that inspired me to do comic music, and also DenG,” he said.
Immediately after the success of his first comic song, Dean dropped the second ‘Lappa Baby,’ which was followed by ‘Spoil You with Love,’ which rocked the industry. The songs’ catchy hooks and great instrumentals make them continue to be crowd favorites at parties, shows and over the airwaves.
Although he has slowed down on producing music for now, Joseph Dean said he is doing so hoping to get a good management team that understands the business side of music. Maybe his third coming would be the stuff of legend.