Yemi (Photograph) Retrieved on http://tayotv.net/2014/11/video-yemi-alade-diamond-kissing-remix-coke-studio-africa/
retrieved via Facebook @yemialade on 8-23-16.
retrieved via Facebook @yemialade on 8-23-16.

It’s my absolute pleasure to shine some “American” light on this afro-centric and super eclectic artist. The name “Yemi” may not be so popular here in the states but if you check her resume (or Youtube page), you’ll see that she is far from new to the music scene. With over millions of views, Yemi Alade is blazing the musical trail and leading us all back to the Mother Land.  Take a listen to her rhythmic, hip moving track called “Africa” featuring African artist Sauti Sol.

Born under the constellation of Pisces, Yemi Eberechi Alade is the fifth out of seven children to an African police officer and a business woman.  She’s well educated, receiving her degree in Geography- knowing early that the world was hers.  She is most notably known for winning the Peak Talent Show back in 2009 followed by her hit single “Johnny.”

retrieved via Facebook @yemialade on 8-23-16.
retrieved via Facebook @yemialade on 8-23-16.

She is an award-winning artist, winning a MTV African Music Award in 2015 as well  as obtaining a BET Award nomination for Best International Act that same year.  Her debut album was released in 2014 and her sophomore album Mama Africa is currently available for purchase leading with her latest single “Want You.”  Check out the video.

Did you like that? Did you catch yourself uncontrollably twerking? Well, she currently has a dance competition to see who can bring their own style to her African beat. If dance is your thing, then get your group of dance-a-holics together and win money and dinner with Yemi!  For more of her music and tour schedule, make sure you visit one of her many social media pages! Click the hyperlinks for the sites!  Yemi…YOU ROCK!

Written By: Melody Lanei

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