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Yemi Alade Biography
Yemi Eberechi Alade, popularly known as Yemi Alade is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who attained international recognition following the release of her hit song, “Johnny” in 2014. She is considered one of Africa’s biggest stars due to her influence across various parts of the world. She is also known for the two commercially successful albums, “Queen”, and “Mama Africa”. Yemi Alade was part of a number of African musicians featured on Beyoncé’s Lion King soundtrack album, “The Gift” in 2019. She also featured in the Disney film, Black Is King which gained positive reviews from critics.
Early Life & Career
Yemi Alade was born and raised in a multi-tribal home. Her father, James Alade is from Ondo State, and her mother, Helen Uzoma is from Abia State. Alade took part in and won the Peak Talent Show while she was in university. As a result, she got signed to Effyzzie Music Group.
Alade’s debut album was released in 2014. It spawned the hit singles “Johnny”, “Tangerine” and “Kissing”, and reportedly sold 100,000 copies, according to A Nation of Billions. Her sophomore album, “Mama Africa” was released in March 2016. It charted in Germany, Malaysia and France. She followed it up with “Black Magic” in 2017, and “Woman Of Steel” in 2019.
In 2019, she contributed to the Lion King soundtrack album “The Gift” curated by Beyoncé. In 2020, she released her 5th studio album, “Empress”.
Stage Name: Yemi Alade
Real Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer,
Date Of Birth/Age: 13 March 1989 (34 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Abia State, Nigeria
Marital Status: Single
Yemi Alade is the recipient of various award nominations. Alade won the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Female in 2015 and 2016 consecutively. She became the first female artiste to win the award twice. Alade was also nominated for the Artiste of the Year award in 2015.
In 2015, she became the first female Nigerian artiste to be nominated for “Best African Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Alade was also nominated for the BET Awards Best International Act in 2015 and 2016.
Known for her creative stage performances, Alade has won the Headies Award for Best Performer twice, in 2018 and 2019. Alade has also won several other awards all over Africa including the Afrimma Awards, SoundCity MVP Awards, Independent Music Awards, and more.
Yemi Alade attended secondary school at Victory Grammar School, Ikeja. After graduating, she studied at the University of Lagos.
Yemi Alade’s family comprises herself, her mother, her late father and her siblings, details about whom are given below.
Yemi Alade is currently left with her mother, having lost her father a while back.
Yemi Alade’s mother is an Igbo lady known as Helen Uzoma.
Yemi Alade’s father was a police officer named James Alade. A retired police commissioner. James Alade died in 2015.
Yemi Alade has siblings, none of whom is as famous as she is. She has a sister called Jessica Ejiofor and a brother known as Seyi Alade. It’s unclear what the names of the others are.
At the time of writing, Yemi Alade had no children. She has, however, not ruled out having children at some point.
Yemi Alade loves life and shows that love in her worldly goods, encapsulating choice cars, including a Lamborghini, and expensive properties in some exclusive locations in Nigeria.
Yemi Alade is known to keep her personal life private and away from the public eye. However, she has been linked to a few male Nigerian celebrities. It is yet to be confirmed if she actually dated them.
They include actor, Alex Ekubor who appeared as her love interest in the music video for “Johnny”, indigenous rapper, Phyno who she collaborated with in “Taking Over”, and singer, Flavour N’abania.
Alade and Nigerian dancehall star, Patoranking sparked romance rumours in 2020 following the release of the latter’s music video for “Mon Bébé”. No one knows who Yemi Alade is actually dating.
The exact estimate of Yemi Alade’s net worth is unknown. However, Legit NG estimates her wealth to be around $4 million. Alade has neither confirmed nor refuted these claims.
The singer reportedly has a house in Lagos, where she is based, and Abia, the home state of her mother Helen.