Yemi Alade had a glimpse of the limelight in 2009 when she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. However, she did not fully take over till the release of her hit single “Johnny” in 2013. Since then she has positively taken over both Nigeria and beyond in awards and hits after hits.
In a recent interview with Punch, she lets us into other parts of her life apart from music. She opens up about being single, the type of man she wants to be with and how she lost her father at a tender age.
On her type of man
“I like my man to be God fearing; have a good sense of style and good humour. He has to be one that has ambition and purpose and he must show it, not just talk about it.”
“I’m very good at multi-tasking. In the morning, I still go to the kitchen and do things myself. I am currently talking to someone for a shoe-line, and talking to other people for other business opportunities. I am everywhere. I must use my youth well. I lost my dad at a young age and so, I am like my mother’s father and husband. I have a business partner who will take care of my other businesses because she understands my work.
On her Afropolitan Style & Venture Into Fashion Ventures
“I also went into fashion because of my love for African fashion. I discovered that whenever I go to other African countries to perform, they usually try to replicate my style, so I decided to make something for them and myself as well. The collection is about my personality, my style, and because my style is different, we have decided to make it available to my fans. We also made it in form of jewellery so that everybody can wear it. I am an African woman, but I do not wear Iro and Buba about, so I have decided to mix both African and modern culture together, and call it Afropolitan.”
Punch has the full interview