Yemi Eberechi Alade (born 13 March 1989), simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian afro pop singer. She came into the limelight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”
Yemi Eberechi Alade was born on March 13, 1989 in Abia State, Nigeria. Alade is referred to as a “Yoruba-Igbo girl” since her father, James Alade, is of Yoruba origin, while her mother, Helen Uzoma, is of Igbo origin. Alade is the fifth out of the seven children in her family. She attended St Saviour British Primary School, and then went on to Victory Grammar School in Lagos before obtaining a degree in geography at the University of Lagos.
Alade made her musical debut in an all-girl group called Noty Spices in 2005, but her music became widely popular after she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She later released her first single “Fimisile” under the Jus’ Kiddin’ label.
In 2012, she signed onto the music label, Effyzzie Music Group, and released her single “Ghen Ghen Love”
Alade has been featured on the covers of several magazines and performed around the world, sharing the stage and songs with Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Becca, May D, Waje and Yemi Sax. She also headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and opened for the 2013 Headies Awards (popularly referred to as the “Nigerian Grammys”).
She also won the 2015 MTV African Music Awards.
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