Nigerian singer and Johnny singer, Yemi Alade, was engaged in a chat at the Music conference, Midem, where she talked about her journey in the Nigerian music industry and how she has grown to be the Mama Africa everyone is celebrating.
Very briefing but clearly, Yemi Alade talked about different issues, answering questions thrown at her from how she started and where she is today.
Starting off with the kind of people she makes music for, Yemi Alade revealed that she sings for people who will connect with her in terms of originality and while some of her songs are from experience and stories she hears from friends, others are fictional.
speaking further about the Nigerian African music scene and if there is a one lane to success in the industry, the singer revealed that while it works differently for others, what has worked for her has been her hard work and consistency in doing what she loved even if it means starting off with her neighbour, growing to the street, to the state, the country, and then Africa.
To Yemi Alade, a lot of odds are against African and that which it produces, a statement that is quite agreeable to many, but then she expressed her happiness at how these odds haven’t stopped but Africa and its talents from doing great and being great.
Yemi Alade will later perform at the Midem festival later that night, the 6th of June, 2018.
Watch the full interview below;