Yemi Alade is a Nigerian female popular music artist. She is a songwriter and also a singer. Her major genre is AfroPop. Born in March 1989, she gained popularity and made a handsome amount of money really fast.
She gained popularity and attention when she won the Peak Talent Show in the year 2009. The release of her single “Johnny” took her to the climax of popularity in her career so far.
Early life and Career
She was born in Abia State to a Yuroba father and Igbo mother. She is thus famous as Yoruba-Igbo girl. Her early school and college education is worth notice. She went to a British Primary school and then to Victory Grammar school in Lagos. She has a degree in geography from the University of Lagos.
Her early appearances were not very noteworthy when she first started her music career with a group called Noty Spices. This group had girls of different backgrounds. She was nationally recognized when she won the Peak Talent Show, as mentioned.
She released her first single Fimisile while working with Jus’ Kiddin’. In 2012, she signed a deal with Effyzzie Music Group label and released a single called Ghen Ghen Love.
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So far, she has released three albums with the names: King of Queens (2014), Black Magic (2017) and Mama Africa (2016). Her single Want You released in 2016 went viral.
Awards and Nominations
This gal has been nominated for many awards and has won various awards at multiple ceremonies. At the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards ceremony, she was nominated for African Video of the Year award for her work on Want You.
She also was a nominee for Best African Female Video, Best Afro Pop Video, Best West African Video and Best African Dance Video for the same work.
In the year 2015, she got nomination for Best African Traditional Video for her work on Ferrari. At the MTV African Music Awards, in the year 2015 and 2016, she won the award for Best Female in two consecutive years. At the BET Awards, she was a nominee of Best International Act: Africa in the year 2015.
Previously, in 2014, she had been a nominee for the Female Artist of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and a nominee for Female Musician of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards ceremony.
She was also nominated for Best African Act in 2014, Female Artiste of the Year in 2012 and Most Promising Female in 2013 at the MOBO Awards, YEM Awards and ELOY Awards respectively.
Net worth of Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade has a net worth of 4.2 million US Dollars. She is one of the top richest female musicians in Nigeria. She is also the brand ambassador of many brands like Close up toothpaste, Barcadi Breezer, Bland2Glam (which is a jewelry store online).
The role of brand ambassador has also contributed in her net worth. She has a glamorous personality and attracts fans from all over the world.