Yemi Alade is undisputedly Africa’s most accomplished Female singer this decade. In 2017, she made history by being the only top African act who released an album and EP in the same year. She is currently enjoying the success of her latest banger “Go Down” as she plans to embark on her European tour starting this April.
She is releasing “Go Down” in East Africa, as a continuation of the mega presence and space she commands in the region. In 2018, Yemi is planning to work with more top East African artistes. Her latest Swahili songs were “Nakupenda” featuring Nyashinski and a feature on “911” with Krizbeatz and Tanzanian artiste Harmonize.
Produced by Philkeyz off Yemi’s deluxe edition of her third studio album “Black Magic” set for release in 2018: “Go Down” is groovy and has a touch of 90s R&B—making it one of Yemi’s most unique new classics.
The music video boasts colorful visuals capturing Yemi and her dance crew at their best, getting down to the certified dance song. She enlists leading cinematographer Paul Gambit for the video of the single that comes after a previous hit release: “Single & Searching” featuring Falz.
Yemi asserts that she will continue to focus her efforts across Africa with East Africa treated as a key market. She says: “This is my second home and
I appreciate all the love that I get from my East Africa fans. I mean what else can I show for it? I know speak Swahili! From Sauti Sol, Nyashinski to
Vanessa Mdee and many other artistes, I have found a lot of inspiration and lessons from my peers,” adding, “I am looking forward to coming back soon for more live performances.”
*Watch “Go Down” on YouTube:* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKEMadmwY-c
Yemi Alade released her acclaimed third studio album “Black Magic” in December 2017 following the enormous success of her “Mama Afrique” EP and previous albums including: “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman” and “King of Queens”. She is known for her un-matched, evolving African style and electric stage performances and is a 2-time winner at the MTV Africa
Music Awards Best Female Act (2015 & 2016). She has been a regular feature at the International and African awards earning nominations for the Best
International Act at the BET Awards two years in a row as well as Best International Act (2014 & 2015) at the MOBO Awards .She made history by been the first female Afro pop artist to hit over 72 Million views on
YouTube and VEVO with her smash hit “Johnny”. Yemi made a return to Africa’s biggest music platform – Coke Studio Africa for the fourth time where she collaborated with French rapper of Congolese origin: Youssoupha Mabiki of the “Entourage” mega hit.