Yemi Alade - Xmas In The Air

Yemi Alade is back!

After dropping the eLDee-produced first single Fimisile, and in the spirit of the Christmas season, the singer is back on the scene with Xmas In The Air, a single available for free download on every internet portal.

Being born to do music is a cliché that can be associated with most singers. Singer and songwriter Yemi Alade is no different. And yet she seems to break the norm innocuously in a way that is truly hers. According to her, music is something that comes as naturally to her as breathing; she says “I’ve been doing music since I was old enough to string a melody together.”

She began to do music professionally only five years ago on the prodding of family and friends. She moved from just humming melodies with her daily chores to actually sitting to write songs from deep within her soul. Singing in the choir from the age of twelve helped her develop a method and structure to her singing as well as songwriting.

“I don’t know what I’d be doing if I weren’t doing music. It is the very essence of my being” says the 300 level Geography student of the University of Lagos, with passion burning deep in her eyes. She sees singing as her very own outlet for the urgent need to express herself. For her, the stories her songs tell are from her personal experiences and those of people around her.

Yemi Alade - Xmas in the Air

Her biggest milestone so far has been winning a talent competition. She describes the process as an invigorating one that gave her the required impetus to truly want to pursue a career in music actively. She had gone into the competition as a raw talent who needed an avenue to showcase her talent. The competition more than challenged her to respect her art as a lot of hard work rather than just talent.

“Before the talent show, I’d always relied on the fact that I think I can sing. However, now that I have gone through a competition and done some professional training, I realize that I have a lot more to learn about the art and the business. I’m more convinced now more than ever that this is the reason I am here.”

Yemi Alade’s first single Fimisile, which features singer/ songwriter eLDee, is now playing on the radio. Yemi Alade is signed to Jus’ Kiddin’ Entertainment.

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