Spotify Has Named Yemi Alade "EQUAL Africa Artist" For January
The EQUAL programme aims to provide female artists with the resources and support they need to advance their careers and engage with audiences around the world via various playlists. The recipients also receive off-platform coaching and resources to advance their musical careers even further.
The Afropop artist joins other Nigerian celebrities who have previously taken part in the initiative, including Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Aa and FAVE.
Spotify said : "Yemi is such a talented artist who has already established a strong presence in the music business"
Yemi has four studio albums and an EP to her credit. She is a well-known artist who has won the Best Female Artist Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2015 and 2016, as well as being nominated for numerous BET and MOBO Awards. She's also an actress and a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.
Yemi is the first African female musician to have over 100 million views on YouTube and VEVO for her single 'Johnny,' which is now the most viewed video from an African female popstar in history.
In order to advance cultural, educational, and brand initiatives throughout West Africa, French manufacturing company BiC and Yemi announced a partnership in September of last year.