Yemi Alade is one of the most talented singers in Africa, whose musical talent has won numerous awards and nominations in Africa and beyond.
She is currently the most viewed African female on YouTube and the sixth African with the most views on YouTube. The official video for her song “Johnny,” posted on YouTube on March 3, 2014, has already received over 100 million views.
Today we will visit Yemi Alade biography, age, date of birth, early life, personal life, songs, albums, net worth, social media, and everything you need to know about Yemi Alade.
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Full name: Yemi Eberechi Alade
Stage name: Yemi Alade
Date of birth: March 13, 1989
State of origin: Ondo State
Occupation: Singer and songwriter
Genre: Afropop, R&B, world
Net worth: $5.2 million
Yemi Alade Biography, Age, Family, Early childhood and Education
Yemi Alade was born on March 13, 1989, to James Alade, a police commissioner and Helen Uzoma in Abia State. Her father, James, is from Ondo State, while her mother is Igbo, so Yemi Alade is a Yoruba-Igbo girl.
Yemi Alade is the fifth born out of seven children in her family. She received his early education at the St. Saviour British primary school before enrolling in Victory Grammar School in Lagos for secondary school. Alade also studied at the University of Lagos, where she also graduated in Geography.
Yemi Alade Career
Yemi Alade first came into limelight in 2009 when she was declared the winner of the popular Peak Talent Show. She combined her studies at the University of Lagos with her musical ambition, and after winning the Peak competition, she released her first single, “Fimisile”.
In 2013, after signing a contract with Effyzzie Music Group, she released her first hit song “Johnny,” which has already garnered over 100 million views on YouTube.
“Johnny” was also included in their first album “King of Queens”, released in 2014 under the music group Effyzzie. King of Queens has presented many collaborations between prominent producers, including Shady Bizniz, GospelOnDeBeatz, Selebobo, Fliptyce, Young D, Beat Nation, Mr. Chidoo, DIL, Sizzle Pro, EL Mcee, Philkeyz, Jezreel and OJB.
The album, preceded by three singles: “Johnny”, “Tangerine,” and “Kissing”, featured artiste and skits from Bovi, Chidinma, Diamond Platnumz, Phyno, Selebobo, R2Bees, and DIL.
Yemi Alade released ‘Mama Africa’ in 2016, another album after her debut, King of Queen. ‘Mama Africa’ had top features like P-Square, Sauti Sol, Sarkodie, Rotimi Keys, Selebobo, Flavor N’abania, and DJ Arafat.
The album was produced by DJ Coublon, BeatsByEmzo, GospelOnDeBeatz, Masterkraft, Mr. Chidoo, Rotimi Keys, Philkeyz, and Selebobo. The album was supported by six singles; “Do what I do”, “Na Gode”, “Ferrari”, “Africa”, “Tumbum,” and “Kom Kom”.
In 2017, Yemi Alade released her third studio album, “Black Magic”. The album featured collaborations with artists such as Falz and Olamide. The album was produced by DJ Coublon, Young D, V-Tek, Fliptyce, Philkeyz, Echoand, Sess, Krizbeatz, 2Kriss, I Am Beatz, and Sarz.
In 2019, she released her fourth studio album “Woman of Steel”. The album features top-rated acts such as Angelique Kidjo, Rick Ross, Duncan the Mighty, and Funke Akindele.
Yemi Alade Personal life
Little is known about Yemi Alade’s relationship, but she is not yet married. She hasn’t openly posted her boyfriend recently, but she has been associated with some celebrities in the past.
She was rumored to be in a relationship with Alex Ekubo, an actor who starred as her lover in the official “Johnny’s” video.
She once openly said that she had a crush on Phyno and that she was open to the idea that they had a relationship together.
Yemi Alade Achievements
Yemi Alade was the first African female artist to reach a million subscribers on YouTube. Her 2014 song, “Johnny”, is also the most-watched African female video of all time with over 114 million views.
In 2019, she appeared on a song from the Beyonce soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. In the song “Don’t Jealous Me”, she appeared alongside Tekno and Mr. Eazi.
Yemi Alade Songs
Yemi Alade is one of the most prominent female artists in Nigeria and has several hit songs and albums to her name.
• Taking Over Me
• Ghen Ghen Love
• Do as I Do
• Duro Timi
• Na Gode
• Kom Kom (ft. Flavour)
• Single and Searching
• Africa (ft Sauti Sol)
• How I Feel
• Knack Am
• Oh My Gosh
• Woman of Steel
• Shekere (ft. Angélique Kidjo)
Yemi Alade Awards and Nominations
• Best Female at the 2015 MTV African Music Awards (won)
• Best Female at the 2016 MTV African Music Awards (won)
• Best International Act: Africa at the 2015 BET Awards (nominated)
• Female Artist of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (nominated)
• Female Musician of the Year at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards (nominated)
• Best African Act at the 2014 MOBO Awards (nominated)
• Female Artiste of the Year at the 2012 YEM Awards (nominated)
• Most Promising Female at the 2013 ELOY Awards (nominated)
• African Video of the Year at the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best African Female Video at the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best West African Video at the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best Afro Pop Video at the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best African Dance Video at the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best African Traditional Video at the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best Performer at the 2019 Headies Awards (won)
Yemi Alade Net worth
Yemi Alade is one of the best known Nigerian artists. Her debut album ‘King of Queens’ sold over 100,000 copies. She also signed several endorsement deals with companies such as Luc Belaire, Nairabox, ABC Hair Relaxer, NP Gandour, and Hollandia Yogurt.
She is also the African Ambassador for Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As of 2020, Yemi Alade’s net worth is estimated at $5.2 million.
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