Joyful is the debut album by Ayọ (Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin), recorded in January 2006 within five days under live conditions. All songs are composed and written by Ayọ, except "And it's supposed to be love" which is from Abbey Lincoln.
After its European release in June 2006 the album reached Double-Platinum in France, Platinum in Germany and Poland and Gold in Switzerland, Greece and Italy. The album was released in the United States on 20 November 2007.
Hard times for 'second family' ; The Joyful Harvest center served more than 300 children last year but is now struggling financially.
Sep 02, 2011; EMMA BOUTHILLETTE Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 09-02-2011 Hard times for 'second family' ; The joyful...