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Afrobeats to The World with Yemi Alade

podcast December 31, 1969


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In this special episode, Ekemini is joined by global superstar and Yemi Alade. With four albums, one EP and many smash hits such as Johnny, Ferrari, NaGode and Bum Bum under her belt, Yemi Alade is the #1 Afropop female
artist on the African continent.

Nigerian afropop/R&B artiste, singer/songwriter, composer, actress and
entertainer, she is popularly referred to as the “Ghen ghen babe” and “the Yoruba-Ibo girl” by virtue of her electrifying stage-craft, music, edgy and un-matched style, evolving African style and her bi-tribal descent.

She is a BET Awards 2015 and 2016 nominee for Best International Act
Africa, a two-times nominee MOBO Awards for Best International Act 2014
and 2015, Winner MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Female 2015
and 2016. She has received several awards and nominations, including
MTV African Music, African Music Video awards, City people Entertainment,
MOBO, YEM and Eloy awards.

Yemi Alade is also the first African female afropop artist to hit over 100
million views on Youtube and VEVO with her Smash hit single “Johnny”,
which is now the most viewed video from an African female artiste. Amongst
all these, she is the first African female to hit one million subscribers on
YouTube.

In July 2019, Yemi Alade was featured on “My Power” and “Don’t Jealous Me”, tracks from Beyoncé’s compilation album The Lion King: The Gift. She appeared on the
track alongside Mr Eazi and Tekno. In September 2020, Yemi Alade was made a UNDP Goodwill ambassador.

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