Yemi Alade Full Biography/Profile/History
Full Name/Real Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade
Nickname(s)/Stage Name(s): Yemi Alade
Date of Birth: 13 March 1989, Monday
State of Origin: Abia State, Nigeria
Age: 29 years
Place of Birth: Abia State, Nigeria
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, vocalist, performer, motivation speaker and presenteR
School Attended: St Saviour British Primary School, Victory Grammar School in Lagos, University of Lagos
Music Genre: Afro pop, R&B, world
Record Label: Effyzzie Music Group
Relationship Status : single
Early, Educational and Background Life
Yemi Eberechi Alade was given birth to on March 13, 1989 in Abia State, Nigeria. Her father is James Alade a former commissioner of POLICE Abia State of a Yoruba Origin and her mother is an Igbo from Abia State Helen Uzoma. This makes people to refer Yemi Alade as “Yoruba-igbo girl” She is fifth child of her family.
She attended St Saviour British Primary School, then moved on to complete her secondary education at Victory Grammar School in Lagos, before obtaining a degree in Geography at the University of Lagos.
She have spent and enjoyed most of her life Lagos.
In 2005 Yemi alade made her musical debut in an all-girl group called Noty Spices.
In 2009 he became popular after she won Peak Talent show and she release her first official musical single under “Jus” Kiddin” Which she titled “Fimisile”.
In 2013, she signed with are current label, Effyzzie Music Group, and released her single “Ghen Ghen Love”. Later that year she release another video “Bamboo”, produced by Fliptyce which was highly romantic.
Towards the new ending of the year she came out with a viral single which have gotten over 80 million video views on YouTube titled date a song she is know for “Jonney”, produced by Selebobo. The song became a ringtone all over the world, the song dominated music Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the United Kingdom, among others.
You can always remember the popular verse,
“Am looking for my Jonney”
It has been listed as one of the best songs of 2013, despite the fact that it was released towards the end of the year and without a music video. The song was her breakthrough in the Nigeria music industry. She featured on the covers of several magazines and performed around the world, sharing stages and songs with Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Becca, May D, Waje and Yemi Sax. She also headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and opened for the 2013 Headies Awards
In 2014, she released the video of her hit song “Jonney” which was shot by Nigeria cinematographer Clarence Peters. She was featured by Yung6ix in “Lights”, as well as on a remix of “Sebiwo” by Beninese Afro-pop star Lace.
Yemi Alade joined M.I, Waje, Timi Dakolo, and Burna Boy in singing song for Port Harcourt, the UNESCO 2014 World Book Capital, as part of a project urging young people to read and stay in school. Shortly after that, Alade released a new single entitled “Tangerine”, featuring Selebobo; the critically acclaimed track charted across Africa. She appeared as a guest artist on Falz’s debut album.
She released her debut album, “King of Queens”, on 2 October 2014, and then went on tour. Yemi Alade then released her second studio album, titled “Mama Africa”, in March 2016 her birthday month.
Awards and nominations
Yemi Alade have been Nominated for fourteen different awards categories and she have manage to coup two of them.
List of Yemi Alade Awards and Nomination
YEM Awards – Female Artiste of the Year – Nominated
ELOY Awards – Most Promising Female – Nominated
MOBO Award – Best African Act – Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards – Female Musician of the Year – Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Female Artist of the Year – Nominated
BET Awards – Best International Act: Africa – Nominated
Yemi Alade selected songs
- ”Single and Searching” (November 2017)
- “Tumbum” (November 2016)
- “Want You” (July 2016)
- “Africa (ft. Sauti Sol)” (July 2016)
- “Kom Kom (ft. Flavour)” (May 2016)
- “Ferrari” (March 2016)
- “Koffi Anan” (Freestyle) (January 2016)
- “Classic Girl Freestyle” (Jidenna’s “Classic Man” cover) (2015)
- “Na Gode” (July 2015)
- “Johnny” (October 2013)
- “Fimisile” (2009)
- Knack am(2017)
- Get through this(ft.Micasa)(2017)
- King of Queens (2014)
- Mama Africa (2016)
- Black Magic (2017)
- Mama Afrique (2017)