Yemi Alade Bio: Age, Career, Husband, Net Worth
- Name: Yemi Alade
- Year of Birth: 1989
- Birthplace: Abia State, Nigeria
- Age: 32
Yemi Alade is a Nigerian award-winning Afropop and R&B singer. After winning the 2009 Peak Talent Show, she became famous with “Johnny.”
Yemi Eberechi Alade was born in Abia State, Nigeria, on March 13, 1989.
Her parents are James Alade, a former police commissioner, and Helen Uzoma.
Yemi is the fifth of her parents’ seven children. Growing up, she attended Saviour British Primary School before proceeding to Victory Grammer School in Lagos.
She got a Geography degree after completing her tertiary studies at the University of Lagos.
Yemi Alade’s career began in 2009 after winning the Peak Talent Show.
In 2012, the record label Effyzie Music Group signed a contract with her, and she was able to release many of her songs.
Yemi became famous internationally after dropping the massive hit “Johnny” in 2013.
The song topped the majority of the African and UK music charts. During this time, she sang on stage with many top Nigerian stars.
Yemi became more successful after releasing “King Of Queens,” a seventeen-tracked album in 2014.
Later the same year, she released a better version of the album. Then, in 2016, she released another album titled “Mama Africa” and released a deluxe version later.
Her other albums are Black Magic (2017), Woman of Steel (2019), and Empress (2020).
Yemi Alade has collaborated with various musicians, like; Phyno, Fliptyce, R2Bees, Selebobo, and many others.
Some of her songs include;
Pose, Tangerine, Fimisile, Kissing, Ogogoro, I Choose You, Temptation, Kofi Annan, Missing, Turn Up, Boyz, Home, Nakupenda, True Love,
Na Code, Do As I Do, Marry Me, Sweety, My Power, Don’t Jealous Me, Bum Bum, Oh My Gosh, Fire, Africa, Tumbum, Deceive, Double-Double and many others.
Awards and Nominations
Yemi Alade is one of the best female artists in Africa and a force to be reckoned with.
Her hard work and commitment to the music industry have paid off, as she has received several awards and earned some nominations.
The MTV Awards for Best Female Entertainer of the Year, the Headies Awards for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year, the Nigerian Music Video Awards for the Most Promising Act to Watch Awards, and many others.
Why is Yemi Alade called African Queen?
Yemi Alade is popularly called the African queen due to her unique African hairstyles.
Some of her signature hairstyles are the Braids, Cornrows, Bantu Knots, and Updo, seen in ladies across Africa.
Though some of these hairstyles are simple and basic, Yemi makes hers look very glamorous and stylish.
Is Yemi Alade Married?
No, there’s no news of her being married. However, she was once linked to actor Alex Ekubo.
The actor played the role of a lover boy at Yemi’s award-winning song Johnny.
Yemi Alade came up to refute such claims. She was later linked to musicians Phyno and Flavour, which was also denied.
In 2021, she and famous singer Patoranking shared photos of themselves on Instagram, wearing traditional wedding outfits.
The pictures sparked many rumors, with many thinking they tied the knot and others saying it was a publicity stunt.
However, neither of them has come up to clarify the issue.
Yemi Alade’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. This wealth can be firmly attributed to her successful music career.