Yemi Eberechi Alade, born March 13, 1989, better known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress and activist. She came into the spotlight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, was signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single “Johnny”.
|Full Name:||Yemi Eberechi Alade|
|Date of Birth:||March 13, 1989|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Ondo State|
|Occupation:||Singer & Actress|
|Net Worth:||$4.5 million|
Early Life and Education
Yemi Alade was raised in a multi-ethnic household in Nigeria. Her mother Helen Uzoma is from Abia State, Nigeria, and her father James Alade was a police commissioner from Ondo State.
According to the singer, she taps from her parents’ Igbo and Yoruba ethnic backgrounds.
Yemi Alade attended Victory Grammar School for her secondary school education the proceeded to the prestigious University of Lagos where she obtained her first degree.
Yemi Alade signed with Effyzzie Music Group after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and in 2014, her single “Johnny” became a hit.
Since then, Yemi has risen to popularity in the music business and is now regarded as one of Africa’s biggest performers.
She started world tours immediately after the release of her albums King of Queens and Mama Africa, both of which saw tremendous financial success.
On October 2, 2014, Alade released her debut album King of Queens. The album gave birth to her most popular single, Johnny, as well as other singles like “Kissing,” “Tangerine,” and “Taking Over Me” with Phyno.
Both the 2015 Headies Awards and the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards nominated the album for Album of the Year.
Yemi Alade’s second album, Mama Africa, which featured the singles “Na Gode,” “TumBum,” and “Ferrari,” was released on March 25, 2016, by Alade.
The 2016 Independent Music Awards’ World Beat Album category was won by Mama Africa.
Yemi Alade sings in English, Igbo, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba, French, Swahili, and Portuguese.
She is known as “Mama Africa” for her variety in employing many African languages and dress in her songs and music videos, and her music has had an impact on many African countries as well as the rest of the world.
Yemi Alade Net Worth
Yemi Alade is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress with an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Yemi Alade has engaged in advocacy programs over the years of her music career. On 7 November 2018, Alade visited her secondary school Victory Grammar School, Ikeja which she also engaged in charity work.
She helped the students who had difficulty in eyesight with equipment to help them see clearly. She engaged into this through her foundation (Helen and James Pathway Foundation).
Alade was highlighted on The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 on November 15, 2019, for the initiative A Global Call to Action for Handicapped Children in Kenya. She shared the stage with Chawki.
- King of Queens 2014
- Mama Africa 2016
- Black Magic 2017
- Woman of Steel 2019
Is Yemi Alade married? No, she is not yet married. The singer hasn’t found the love of her life yet so she is focusing on her music career.
There are no information about Yemi Alade boyfriend, as she is yet to flaunt any man on social media, neither public display of affection.
- Instagram: @yemialade
- Twitter: @YemiAlade