🔊 "I never intended to be an artist. I just loved what I did". - @yemialade
Yemi Alade is known as the ‘Queen of Afropop’, and as she told me in our conversation, “I’m living my dream. I’m awake and still dreaming!”
Yemi came from a strict family (her father was a Police Commissioner) that emphasized the importance of education. Throughout school, Yemi loved singing and performing. In fact, in high school Yemi was part of a girl group called ‘Naughty Spices’. But she never thought of singing and performing as a career until in 2009, at the insistence of a friend, she entered the ‘Peak Talent Show’. She was shocked to win – so shocked in fact that they had to call her name twice before she realized she had won.
But that was the moment Yemi realized she had talent, and that she could really make something out of it. Although she still went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the @universityoflagos, in 2010 she decided to pursue her passion for performing.
Yemi launched her career to moderate success in the music industry. It wasn’t until 2013, and the leak of a single she was still working on with Producer @selebobo1 that her career really took off. That official video for that single "Johnny" has been viewed more than 96 million times on YouTube!
Tap the #linkinbio to listen as Yemi talks about what it’s taken for her to come the international superstar that she is. She also talks about the big dreams she has for the future – she recently performed at Lincoln Centre in New York, but she’s dreaming of one day selling out Madison Square Garden! And with the way this lady is going, it won’t be long before she does that! 🙌🏿❤️✨#IAmNdini
We love our beautiful country and it's beautiful flag!
Here we witnessed it flying proud at constitution hill.
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Here. With this guy. Doesn't get ANY better. (Three years ago, D's departure to boarding school was ☠. Watching him in class yesterday, stopped in the halls by excited cohort, hearing his new tracks, and then, driving around Connecticut's 🍁, listening to his music discoveries and wrestling with the implications of human existence, there can be zero doubt that he was blessed with a wise decision. So, on this Sunday I am both grateful and happy for my boy! ♡🙏🏼.)
Guys I want to address something real quick... now I've said before how I felt Pearl Thusi would be such an amazing add on rhoj season 2. And it was because of her big personality and bold sense of self.. how ever I have been noticing some things that just don't sit well me. Firstly as an African I can't go to America and suddenly lose my Africanness. And I've noticed this with pearl. The first time I noticed it was when I viewed her stories of her attending global cit fest NYC. In her videos she was speaking and had new accent. A fake American one. The way she pronounced words was shocking to me. You can't claim to be proudly black pearl mama panther and then go to a foreign and suddenly pick up their accent. Where is your own personal identity? How do you loss your sense of africanness in a 2 month period? I don't understand. Now please don't think I'm being judgemental nje. I'm just saying @djimon_hounsou has in been in the first world for years and he has told people to kiss his accents on plenty of occasions. If you're sure about yourself you wouldn't conform to the standards on the society's you're visiting. So if we go to Athlone in cape town for a month, do we come back to jhb sounding exactly like a cape coloured? Braiding your hair doesn't make you an African. Any one can braid their hair, Kim k does it. Being an African mean embracing where you're from. And never forgetting it. Being true to your heritage.. now also let me say this, attending raptor basketball games as vip guests as serge ibakas guests, then hiding it then having your friend post the pass and attempting to block out his name is weak. Also in the plight to make money, yes we seek dollars and the pay rate they offer . However when you show the world your life and want to be an open book, yet only show the parts where you're having a good time, partying , taking on Las Vegas like no one else we have to question if this is really working and getting the big bucks tho. Cause ultimately we know she has a daughter at home. And 2 months away from your kid while you trip Vegas is a bit arb nje. Even if you face time every day. You're still away from them living your best life.
This is my #RecipeForDisaster .
I would like to humbly challenge:
@sibamtongana who is an inspiration across #Mzansi and the world to food enthusiasts and she is loved by ALL #SouthAfricans
@thelazymakoti who is doing amazing things across the country - weldone on your new cook book!
@kennymakoni who is heading a restaurant and inspiring other chefs to doing great things.
@tmasekesa who is absolutely doing well for himself and making us proud in the #UnitedArabEmirates
@somizi who is just a foodie of note and makin' delicious meals at home, im always looking forward to his next meal.
And not only them but anyone who is a foodie to make food and post really good pictures to inspire this career for younger generations who whom are probably at this time trying to decide on their futures. Lets make it happen. I know you are all busy - but we eat everyday - deadline 27 October 2018.
3 Hashtags included in ur posts:
#RecipeForDisaster#InternationalChefDay and #WeAreCheffing
Happy International Chef Day 🎉🥂🍾😊