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Yemi Alade is a Nigerian female singer and songwriter who has toured several African countries doing what she knows how to do best. She is a member of the famous pop singer list and is best known for her acclaimed 2013 single, “Johnny”.

Yemi is a brand Ambassador to premium brands like Closeup Toothpaste and The Online Jewellery Store, among others. She is also the first female entertainer to hit over one million youtube subscribers.

Yemi Eberechi Alade popularly known as Yemi Alade was born on 13th March, 1989 in Abia State. Her father, James Alade was a police commissioner and a native of Ondo state while her mother Helen Uzoma is from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. She is the fifth of seven children.

Yemi started her educational career at Saviour British Primary School and then proceeded to Victory Grammar School in Lagos. She is also a graduate of Geography from University of Lagos.

Yemi Alade became known when she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Afterwards, she released three singles from King of Queens Album: “Johnny”, “Tangerine”, and “Kissing”. Johnny was an international hit in many countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda and United Kingdom.

In addition, Yemi has worked with several producers including Shady, Bizniz, Beat Nation, Young D, Philkeyz, GospelOnDeBeatz, DIL, Mr Chidoo, Fliptyce, OJB Jezreel and EL Mcee.

On October 2nd, 2014, Yemi Alade released the full album of King of Queens with 17tracks: ‘Why‘, ‘Pose‘, ‘Duro Timi‘ ‘Catch You‘, ‘Money‘ and ‘I like you’, among others. The album was produced by her record label, Effyzzie Music Group.

King of Queens, which was her first studio album featured guest appearances like Bovi, Chidinma, Phyno, DIL, Diamond Platinum of Tanzania as well as R2Bees of Ghana. Yemi Alade promoted the album in several African countries including Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.

A better version of the ‘King of Queens’ was released in November, 2014. She added the French version of her songs which was initially performed in English. The album sold over 100,000 copies, according to the music platform, A Nation of Billions.

On March 25th, 2006, Yemi Alade hit the studio with another album, “Mama Africa” which was released by Effyzzie Music Group. Mama Africa was produced by GospelOnDeBeatz, Selebobo, Coublon, Philkeys, BeatsByEmzo, Mr Chidoo, Mastercraft and Rotimi Keys.

The album was a follow up of her first album. She featured guest like P-Square, Sauti Sol, Flavour N’anabi, Sarkodie, Rotimi Keys, Selebobo and DJ Arafat. The track includes six singles: ‘Na Gode‘, ‘Ferrari‘, ‘Kom Kom‘, ‘Do As I Do‘, ‘Africa’, and ‘Tumbum‘. Mama Africa was available on iTune for pre-order a week before its release.

Just like she did with King of Queens, she also released a deluxe edition of Mama Africa on April, 6, 2016 featuring guest appearances from South Africa: Bucie and AKA.

On 15th December 2017, she launched another album titled Black Magic released by her record label, Effyzzie Music Group. In this album, Yemi Alade featured previously released songs like, ‘Knack Am‘, ‘Single and Searching‘ and ‘Heart Rubber‘.


One of the notable philanthropy of Yemi Alade is the proceeds from Mama Africa album which she announced to be given to Feed a Child Charity Initiative.

Yemi Alade Net Worth

News has it that Yemi Alade concert fees is about the highest among the ladies. She is one of the top richest female in the music industry worth millions of dollars.

Yemi Alade Singles

Fimisile 2009

Ghen Ghen Love 2013

Johnny 2013

Tangerine 2014

Kissing 2014

Taking Over Me 2015

Temperature 2015

Duro Timi 2015

Na Gode 2015

Do As I Do 2015

Ferrari 2016

Kom Kom 2016

Africa 2016

TumBum 2016

Knack Am 2017

Single and Searching 2017

Awards and Nominations

YEM Awards nominated her as the Most Promising Female – 2013

MOBO Awards nominated her as the Best African Act – 2014

City People Entertainment Awards nominated her as the Female Musician of the Year – 2014

Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated her as the female artist of the year – 2014

BET Awards nominated her as the Best International Act: Africa – 2015

MTV Africa Best Female Award – 2015 & 2016

WatsUp TV nominated “Want You” as African Video of the Year, Best African Female

Video, Best African Pop Video and Best African Dance Video – 2016

WatsUp TV nominated “Ferrari” as Best African Traditional Video – 2016