Nigerian Afro-pop singer and songwriter Yemi Alade emerged in 2009 as the winner of the popular Peak Talent Show. A native of Abia in south eastern Nigeria, Alade pursued her musical ambitions while earning a degree at the University of Lagos and, following her victory on the widely seen Peak competition, released her debut single “Fimisile” later that year.
A deal with the Effyzzie Music Group yielded the 2013 international hit single “Johnny,” which was included on her debut album, “King of Queens”, in 2014. A mix of Reggae, R&B, Rap, and Afro-Pop, the album featured a number of collaborations between notable producers and guest artists like Phyno and Chidinma.
Her follow-up album, “Mama Africa”, was released in 2016 and featured the singles “Do As I Do” and “Ferrari.” A companion EP, “Mama Afrique”, followed in 2017