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Yemi Alade Biography and Net Worth
Yemi Eberechi Alade popularly known as Yemi Alade was born on the 13th of March 1989 in Abia State Nigeria. The Nigerian singer has a father of Yoruba descent and Mother of Igbo Origin hence her name is a mixture of Yoruba and Igbo names. Yemi is the fifth out of seven children and the name of her father is James Alade and her mother’s name is Helen Uzoma.
- Full Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade
- Date Of Birth: 13 March 1989
- Profession: Musical Artist
- Net Worth: $4.9 Million
Yemi Alade Biography
Background and Early Life
She attended St. Saviour British Primary School for her primary education in her early years and later proceeded to Victory Grammar School, Lagos where she finished her secondary education.
Yemi did not study music like most of her counterpart in the Nigerian music industry, it was like a talent that was well polished. After her Secondary Education, Yemi applied to the University of Lagos and was admitted; she later earned her bachelor’s degree in Geography from same University.
Yemi Alade has performed in both local and international shows since her entry into the movie industry; she performed at the Super Diva’s Nite at Calabar International Festival in 2013. Yemi also sang the theme song for the UNESCO 2014 World Book Festival at Port-Harcourt; she sang the theme song with popular artists like Timi Dakolo, Waje, M.I, and Burna Boy. Yemi Alade also opened for The Headies 2013 Awards an award which is the biggest in Nigeria when it comes to music showbiz. Yemi’s music tours have taken her all over the world, she has performed on international platforms with famous and notable singers.
She has released two albums since her entry into Nigerian music industry, Yemi released King of Queens in 2014 and Mama Africa in 2016 working with two producers; Selebobo and Fliptyce.
Yemi Alade’s Music Career
Yemi sang her first song as a member of a girl group known as Noty Spices but her song was not a hit and didn’t make it to the top of the chart. In fact, she was nobody until she rose to stardom when she won The Peak Talent Show in 2009. After winning the competition in 2009 Yemi released her first single which she titled ‘Fimisile’ she released it under Jus’Kiddin Label then.
Yemi then signed unto Effizzy Music Group where she released her single titled”Ghen Ghen Love” in 2012. In the following year (July 2013) she released a video for her Afro R&B “Bambo”, the song was produced by Fliptcy and it soon became a popular wedding song, the song became a little big popular and was a moderate hit in 2013. Yemi then released her single “Jonny” which was a record-breaking song produced by Selebobo.
Jonny was an international hit and it topped music charts in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom among others. The song became the song of the year despite its late entry into the Music Industry. Yemi later produced and released the video with the cinematographer Clarance Peter in March 2014; the video had over 32 million views on Youtube as at December 2015.
Yemi Alade Net Worth 2018 Forbes
Yemi Alade is one of the richest Nigerian female actresses today with an estimated worth of $4.9 million. She has been used on the covers of various Magazine as a celebrity and has shared the stage with top Musicians like M.I, Becca, Mary J. Blige, SSP and Yemi Sax. She has seen kept releasing one hit song after another and her debut album has become more interesting and creative albums.
Today, Yemi has carved a niche for herself in the Entertainment Industry by remaining focused; she is richer than some of her male counterpart and well loved too. She is brand Ambassador for ABC hair relaxer and Naira Box, she signed deals worth millions of naira with those brands and also charge a high price for her performances in Nigeria and across Africa.
Yemi, a top Female Nigerian today, was able to make it in an industry dominated by a majority of males, yet she accepted the challenge and was able to make name and wealth for herself. Yemi Alade is an Afro-pop singer and songwriter, she is famous for her hit single “Johnny” that has continued to hold many of her fans spellbound till today. There have been people who hate and bicker her but it is a minority compared to the numerous both male and female fans that kept encouraging Yemi with their support and loyalty, she is indeed a sweetheart to many.
Yemi Alade Awards and Nominations
Yemi Alade has won numerous awards and nomination since her entry into Nigerian music industry, the Johnny crooner has the following notable awards and nominations to her credit:
- In 2016, Yemi won six Watsup TV Africa nominations for some of her songs and videos.
- She won Two MTV African Music Awards
- She has a BET Awards nomination to her credit
- Yemi was also nominated during Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- She also won a nomination at City People Awards
- Yemi Alade was nominated for MOBO Awards
- She also has YEM Awards nomination to her credit
- Yemi was also nominated at ELOY Awards
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