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Spotify names Yemi Alade as EQUAL Africa artist for January

Yemi Alade expands Spotify’s EQUAL universe

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Nigerian singer Yemi Alade is this month’s Equal Africa ambassador for the global music streaming platform Spotify.

The programme provides female artists with support and resources to grow their craft through multiple playlists

In November last year, Kenyan R&B sensation Nikita Kering’ was named Spotify Equal Africa artist ahead of the release of her EP, The Other Side.

With four albums, an EP and multiple hit songs under her belt, Alade is no stranger to the spotlight and is part of the Afro-pop elite.

“It’s a great time to be alive, female artists have quadrupled in number compared to a decade ago. The only thing we ask now, in this male-dominated industry, is for equal opportunities. Equal opportunities to be seen, for our talents to be showcased, because in the ‘universe of music,’ there is no gender, only potential, creativity, and pure magic,” Alade said after being named ambassador.

She is the first African female Afro Pop star to hit over 100 million views on YouTube and VEVO with her smash hit single Johnny, which is now the most viewed video from an African female pop star ever.

The hitmaker’s performances have lit up stages across Africa, Europe and the USA performing for among others, the British Royal Family, but this singer-songwriter is also a hit on the small screen.

Alade is also a multi-award winner, taking home the 2015 and 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards for best female artist and has been nominated for multiple BET and MOBO Awards.

She is a featured artist on the track Don’t Jealous Me, which appears on US singer Beyoncé’s compilation album “The Lion King: The Gift”, alongside Mr Eazi and Tekno, and guests on the lead single on Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy winning album, “Mother Nature”.

Outside of her music, Alade is an actress and a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador who operates her own charity, the James and Helen Pathway Foundation.

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