Yemi Alade says I like boys
Yemi Alade has stated that she likes boys. The 31-year-old made this known on Tuesday when she shared a selfie on Instagram. “Me I like boyz. Can’t lie,” she captioned it.
Yemi Alade has been linked to several men over the years including fellow singer, Flavour and her manager, Taiye Aliyu. After her hit song ‘Johnny’ came out, she was linked to actor Alex Ekubo who played the role of the lover boy in the video.
Yemi Alade has never confirmed the rumours. The singer was born in Abia, Nigeria on March 13, 1989. She was nominated for a 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Award and received a 2013 ELOY Award.
Yemi Eberechi Alade known professionally as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and had a hit with her single “Johnny” in 2014. Her father was a police commissioner of Yoruba descent, while her mother is of Igbo descent.
Yemi Alade’s debut studio album King of Queens was released on October 2, 2014. Alade collaborated with producers such as Selebobo, Sizzle Pro, Shady Bizniz, Philkeyz, Young D, GospelOnDeBeatz, DIL, OJB Jezreel, Mr Chidoo, Fliptyce, EL Mcee and Beat Nation.
The album was preceded by the singles “Johnny”, “Tangerine” and “Kissing”. It features guest appearances and skits from Bovi, R2Bees, Phyno, Chidinma, DIL, Selebobo and Diamond Platnumz. Alade promoted the album by touring several African countries, including Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
The album’s deluxe edition was released in November 2014; it contains French versions of songs originally performed in English. The cover art for the deluxe edition was unveiled on 21 October 2014. According to the music platform A Nation of Billions, King of Queens sold over 100,000 copies.
Yemi Alade’s second studio album Mama Africa was released on March 25, 2016. Alade disclosed its title was Mama Africa and said it would focus on the strengths and weaknesses of an African woman. The album combines elements of Afropop, highlife, R&B, coupé-décalé, hip-hop and pop.
Alade said recording the album was a struggle because she was constantly traveling to different countries everyday. She also said she recorded the album to “capture all of Africa on one CD”. Alade told The Fader magazine she collaborated with artists from West Africa, East Africa and South Africa.
She enlisted GospelOnDeBeatz, DJ Coublon, Selebobo, Philkeyz, BeatsByEmzo, Masterkraft, Rotimi Keys and Mr. Chidoo to produce the album. Mama Africa features guest appearances from P-Square, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol, Flavour N’abania, Rotimi Keys, DJ Arafat and Selebobo. It was made available for pre-order on iTunes a week before its official release.
Alade announced that proceeds from the sale of the album will go to the Feed a Child charity initiative. The album’s deluxe edition was released on April 6, 2016, and features collaborations with South African musicians Bucie and AKA. Mama Africa charted in Germany, Malaysia and France.
In September 2019, Alade signed a multi-year licensing deal with Universal Music Africa (UMA) and UMG France. UMA will serve as the exclusive worldwide record partner for Alade while UMG France will serve as the international rollout partner for all of her releases under the label.