Darebaba.net – MOST PROMISING FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICA: YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA).
Her full name is Yemi Eberechi Alade, she was born on the 13th of March, 1989 in Abia state, Nigeria.
She sings Afro Pop, a singer and songwriter. Yemi Alade is signed to Effyzzie Music Group. She has recorded songs with the likes of Selebobo, Phyno, Falz, R2BBees, GospelOnDeBeatz, Halle Mordu to mention a few. She came to limelight after winning the peak talent show in 2009 and she is best known for her single “Johnny”.
Her father is of the Yoruba origin, while her mother is from the Igbo region. In 2013 she broke records when her single “Johnny” produced by Selebobo which was leaked on the internet.
The song became an international smash hit as it dominated music charts in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom among others. It was listed as one of the best songs of 2013, despite the fact that it was released towards the end of the year and without a music video.
She has featured on the covers of several magazines and performed around the world sharing the stage and songs with Mary J Blige, Shina Peters, MI, Wizkid, Becca, May D, Waje and Yemi Sax to name a few.
She also headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival and opened for the 2013 Headies Award (popularly referred to as the Nigerian Grammys’).
In 2014, Yemi Alade was featured on Yung6ix’s track “Lights” as well as on a remix of “Sebiwo” by Beninese Afro-Pop star Lace. She teamed up with multiple award winning Cinematographer, Clarence Peters to create a music video for “Johnny” which was released in March 2014 to critical acclaim and now has more than 32 million views on Youtube as of December 2015.
She paired MI, Waje, Timi Dakolo and Burna Boy in singing the theme song for Port Harcourt, the UNESCO 2014 World Book Capital as part of a project urging young people to read and stay in school. Shortly after that, Yemi Alade released a new single titled “Tangerine” featuring Selebobo, the critically acclaimed track charted across Africa. She appeared as s guest on Falz’s debut album. She released her debut album, King of Queens, on 2nd of October 2014 and then went on tour. She had won several awards like MTV Africa Music Awards, BET Awards, Nigerian Entertament Awards, MOBO Awards, YEM Awards, Eloy Awards, City People Entertainment Awards to mention a few.
Congratulations to Yemi Alade from Nigeria popularly addressed as “Mama Africa” or “King of Queens” on her nomination for the top African Music Award. Do you think she can pull this through to win? Show your support by liking or disliking below
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and to vote directly to KORA, follow this:
FOR NIGERIA AND NAMIBIA , SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO 33320
FOR INTERNATIONAL VOTING, SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO +248984000
Yemi Alade’s Video for KORA Award nomination track in focus: Kissing (French Remix) has over 2,741,921 Youtube views. Watch below
Yemi Alade | Kissing (French Remix)
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