Yemi Alade:The Afro-pop Queen


Yemi Alade, one of the four coaches in the ongoing The Voice, Season 2, is not a strange name in the Nigerian entertainment industry. A multi-award winning Afro-pop singer and songwriter, she has consistently shown that she’s got much to offer to her industry.

 She started her musical career with Noty Spices, an all-girl group, in 2005. However, her going solo marked a major turn in her musical career, shooting her into the limelight as she won the inaugural edition of the Peak Talent show in 2009.

 From her first single track, “Fimisile,” to “Johny”, “Nagode”, “Ferrari”, and “Tum-bum”, she has continued to raise the roof with stunning performances, releasing hit tracks that keep her fan base growing.

 Alade’s recognition has grown beyond Nigerian borders, with her tracks making musical charts in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Alade has featured on the covers of several magazines and won the MTV African Music Awards’ Best Female in 2015 and 2016 and The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music 2016.

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