Photo: Nigerian Singer Yemi Alade Finds her Johnny. the ‘King of Queens’ as she is fondly called spoke on the numerous ‘Johnnys’ in her life that inspired her hit song Johnny, the controversial man in her life and her latest Album ‘’King of Queens’
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King of Queens is my debut album and for a long time, I have been calling myself ‘’king Yemi Alade’’ for reasons being beyond just royalty or having blue blood. It’s a state of mind in my own box. It is a call to all female artists out there who need to know that most times you are going to have to step out of your high heels and long dresses and go at it as a guy would; so that’s the reason for ‘’King of Queens’’.
There has been a lot female artists before you, how do you relate with other female artists in the music industry which is now highly competitive, and with your album title; what do you think the impression would be on others?
In life, when things happen, there are always different sides to the story. The title ‘’King of Queens’’ has nothing to do with segregating female artists or whatever as my album is not for only female artists; it is for the entire world. It’s about me feeding the world with what God has given me. So when I’m referring to Queens, I’m not just referring to female artists; there are also guys who do not want to step up their game or take charge of their lives. So being a queen in my own book is not just about being a queen, but you still have to be submissive to a king. That’s the entire angle I am coming from.
Recently you were at the APC extra-ordinary convention with a wonderful performance, is that an indication that you are trying to align with the APC?
My work is to entertain, I love entertainment. it’s what I do for a living. In a country like ours where we have so many gifted artists, when I am called upon to render services, I would render. Fortunately and unfortunately those are assumptions that I am aligning with APC. I am not a person of political party or parties; I go with what I do. It has nothing to do with APC or any other party. I have no pledge or alliance to any particular party.
Not talking to you as Yemi Alade, the artist but as Yemi Eberechi Alade; who would you vote for in the 2015 general election?
As a public figure, I choose not to voice my intention to who I would vote for, it is my vote.
Are you progressive or conservative as an artist?
I would say a bit of the two, but very progressive.
There have been rumours flying all over that you were said to have been quoted that there is a man taking care of you?
I have being seeing that all over twitter and I don’t know where it is coming from. I have my father taking care of me. I don’t think any other man is doing that at the moment.
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