The Fader Magazine features Africa’s leading female artiste in an article and exclusive interview and pictures christened; “How Yemi Alade Hustled Her Way To Become The Queen Of Afrobeats”.

The moving piece paints a colourful picture of Yemi Alade’s talent, music, enormous success, international appeal and how she is bridging her continent’s cultural divides to become one of its biggest stars.


Written by Alex Macpherson for The Fader
Photographed by Annie Collinge for The Fader

Yemi Alade gives everything up on stage. There’s a video of the Nigerian artist performing at London’s Wembley Arena as part of Dance Afrique in summer 2015 that finds her lost in the emotion of her yearning ballad, “Duro Timi.” Dressed in a sequined bodycon playsuit with peaked fluoro shoulders, she gestured emphatically into the crowd, seized the microphone stand as…”