Meet Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade is among the most popular Nigerian Afro-pop singer, songwriter and dancer. She is highly gifted and talented, and also a screen diva. She has a huge number of followers and fans in her Social handles whom she always entertain with her great styles and fashion sense. You can call her “a woman of steel” ,”the king of all queens” or “Mama Africa”.
Yemi Eberechi Alade, popularly called Yemi Alade was born on the 13th of March, 1989. Her father, James Alade comes from Ondo State in Western part of Nigeria, while her mother, Helen Uzoma Alade comes from Abia state in Eastern Nigeria but got married to James Alade. Yemi”s name “Eberechi” was gotten from her mother’s descent. Yemi Alade is called the Yourba- Igbo girl because aside from her mother being an Igbo, she equally understands the two languages.
Yemi Alade was born and grew up in the family of Seven being the fifth. Her father was a police commissioner.
Yemi Alade had her education all in Lagos State Nigeria.
Her primary education took place at St. Saviour British Primary School. Her secondary education took place at Victory Primary School, Lagos. After her Secondary education, she proceeded to the University of Lagos State where she obtained a bachelors degree in Geography.
Yemi has always wanted to be a musician. While in school then, she was practicing music. She came to limelight after winning the peak talent show in 2009. Though she was interested in music, but she discovered her real self and became sure that music was really her talent and that made her to move ahead.
Her first single, “fimisile” was released in 2009, under the jus Kiddin label.
She joined the Effizey music group in 2013,and released “Ghen,Ghen love”. Later, she released her debut album, ” King of queens” under the same music label Effizey in October 2014. She later released three singles, Tangerine, Johnny and kissing. The albums featured top artists such as; Chidinma, Bovi, Diamond platinumz etc. The music took her across several countries in Africa like: Kenya, Ghana and South Africa and she recorded huge sale of about Hundred thousands copies of her album, Kings of queens.
In March 25,2016,Yemi Alade released another single, Mama Africa, under the same music label, Effizey, which also featured top artists like Psquare, Flavor N’abania, Sarkordie, Sauti Sol etc. The album contained other singles such as , Na gode, Do as I do, Ferrari, Kom kom etc.
Since then, Yemi Alade continues to be more popular having a great number of followers in her social media handles and also featuring in more music.
List of music
Some of her music include;
Filmisile – 2009
Ghen Ghen love – 2013
King of queens – 2014
Tangerine – 2014
Johnny – 2014
Kissing – 2014
Taking over me – 2014
Temperature – 2015
Na gode – 2015
Do as I do – 2015
Ferrari – 2015
Mama Africa – 2016
Kom kom – 2016
Duruotimi – 2016
Tumbum – 2016
Knack am – 2016
Black Magic – 2017
Single and searching – 2017
Bum Bum – 2017
Get through this – 2017
Issokay – 2018
How I feel – 2018
Oh my Ghosh – 2018
Woman of steel – 2019 etc
Awards and Nominations
Yemi Alade has been nominated for several awards. These are the list of the awards which she won;
MTV African Music Award – Best female in 2015
MTV African music Award – Best female in 2016
Other things you know about Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade has a great fashion sense. She has an outstanding mode of dressing that makes her stand out from the crowd.
Her hairstyle is also worth taking note of. She is so creative in her fashion, and also create her own fashion style to suit her choice. She does not joke with African dressing styles. She is a true definition of an African woman.
Yemi Alade has been alleged to have dated her manager, Taiye Aliyu,,Nollywood Actress, Alex Kubo, Nigerian rapper, Phyno although she didn’t fully acknowledge these relationships.
She became popular after winning the peak talent show in 2009.
Her hit single is “Johnny”.
Yemi Alade’s list of role models are numerous. But some of them are; Omawumi, Tiwa, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, Wake, Beyonce, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Fela etc.
Followers and fans
Yemi Alade has numerous fans and followers.
Her Instagram page @yemialade is followed by 8.5 million people while her Twitter page,@yemialadee is followed by 385 thousand people.
She has an estimated net of over 4.5 million dollars.
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