Yemi Alade biography: age, net worth, relationship


Yemi Alade is a famous Nigerian singer, who performs in Afropop and R&B style.

She became extremely popular after her victory at the Peak Talent Show in 2009.

One of her best and widely known songs is “Johnny.”

She was born in Abia State in the southeastern part of Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos in the southwestern part of the country.

Her parents, Helen Uzoma (from Igbo tribe) and James Alade (from Yoruba background) brought her to the world on March 13, 1989. She is currently thirty-two years old. Her father worked as a police commissioner.

The songstress was raised alongside six siblings. She is the fifth of her parents’ seven children. Yemi has four brothers and two sisters.

The renowned singer attended Saviour British Primary School. She then proceeded to Victory Grammar School in Lagos. For her tertiary studies, she went to the University of Lagos where she got a degree in Geography.

Yemi began her music career in 2009. Her fame grew when she won the Peak Talent Show the same year. In 2012 the songbird signed a contract with Effyzzie Music Group, a music record label that she has worked with to release most of her songs.

Real fame came to her in late 2013, after the release of the smash hit “Johnny.” It topped all the music charts in the majority of African countries, and, impressively, United Kingdom.

Since her initial singles, Yemi released many other songs. She released the full album of “King of Queens” with seventeen tracks on October 2, 2014. She later released a better version of the album in November the same year.

In March 2006, the singing star produced another album titled “Mama Africa,” which had six singles. She went ahead to release a deluxe version of it on April 6, 2016.
Yemi then produced the album “Black Magic” on December 15, 2017. In this album, she featured some of the songs that she had released earlier in her music career.

She later produced other albums such as “Woman of Steel” (2019) and “Empress” (2020). The star has also collaborated with various singers from all over Africa. These include such outstanding artistes as Selebobo, Fliptyce, Phyno and R2Bees.

The remarkable singer has been recognized for her exceptional talent on many occasions. She has bagged the Best Female Entertainer of the Year at MTV awards, the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at the Headies Awards, and the Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigeria Music Video Awards.

Many people who know and adore the famous singer are curious to know whether she is married or not. At some point, she had been linked to actor Alex Ekubo. Alex played the role of the lover boy in Yemi’s song “Johnny.”

Yemi later said that Alex was a loveable guy who people only imagined that she was dating. She was also linked to another music star, Phyno, as well as the entertainer Flavour N’abania.

In January 2021, some people thought she had tied the knot with fellow singer and music producer Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, famous as Patoranking. The suspicion rose after the two posted photos of themselves together on their Instagram accounts, in what looked like a traditional wedding.

Yemi has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2021. Her wealth can be attributed to her successful career as a famed singer. She has also worked as a brand ambassador to various brands.

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