Being Yoruba and Igbo a plus for me, says Yemi Alade

Vivacious singer, Yemi Alade, has practically conquered the African continent and it seems she won’t rest until she adds the rest of the world to her empire.

Alade is known to sing in different languages including Yoruba, English, Igbo, French, and Swahili, among others.

Expressing her love for African culture, she disclosed how being from two different tribes has helped her career. “You cannot underestimate the importance and role of tribes in Nigeria as it is taken very seriously. I am very proud of my heritage as an African and I try to portray in every way that I can and everywhere I go. Being partly Yoruba and Igbo is a big plus for me as it has helped me to connect with both cultures. However, I believe that both cultures are inextricably intertwined because they share a lot of similarities,” she said.

Yemi also stated that her first hit, Johnny was released by mistake. She said, “I was in the studio with Selebobo and we were just goofing around trying to come up with a nice sound. The first line for the song just came out playfully and I continued. I never thought that it would become a hit and if not that the song was leaked, I may never have released it.”

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