Our Artiste of the week is the young, beautiful, energetic, Songwriter, Singer and amazing performer, Yemi Eberechi Alade, known better by her stage name, Yemi Alade! She is from the South West of Nigeria, Ondo state but was born in Abia state.
She’s an Afro Pop singer who came into the limelight in 2009 after she won the peak talent show. She did not allow her dreams to die with her win, as she continuously pushes hard for her music and has been and is doing so well!
She got signed to Effizzy Music Group in 2012. She released her first single, ‘Ghen Ghen”, while her debut album, “King Of Queens,” was released on October 2014.
She has collaborated with various other artistes, although she’s always out of the country, she has quite a fan base outside Nigeria and is/has been helpful to her. Others include Selebobo, Makifizolo, Gospel on the beat, Phyno, Olamide, R2bess, Falz and many more!
In 2019, she got what I call, the biggest breakthrough of the year as she got to be among the few selected to collaborate with Beyonce on Lion King, the Gift album, alongside Tekno and Mr Eazi. She has several hit songs and has become a strong force in the industry!! Some of her songs released by her include;
- Kofi Anan,
- Single & Searching X Falz,
- Knack Am,
- Bum Bum and many more.
She featured an American Rap Artiste, Rick Ross on the remix of one of her song titled, Oh My Gosh.
Her hard work hasn’t gone by unnoticed and has been greatly rewarded so far. Be it an actual award or nomination, one thing is sure, she earned it.
- Best Female Artiste at 2015 MTV African Music Awards
- Nominated for Best International Act at 2015 BET Awards
- She won the Eloy Award in 2013…and more!
Last month, she got the golden button at the “Google For Nigeria” event held in Lagos State, Nigeria, for reaching a million subscribers on YouTube.
It hasn’t been an easy ride but has been worth it every step of the way!