There Were People I Looked Up To In the Industry, but Surprisingly They Wanted S3x In Return- Yemi Alade


Yemi Alade in a chat with Sunday Spice has exposed the s3xual rot in the music industry. According to her, show promoters and record label owners are guilty of this, but once she spots the sign, she runs. She also mentioned that she had people in the music industry she looked up to when she started, but unfortunately they all wanted s3x too. Finally she spoke about her female colleagues in the industry and the relationship they share.


Role models

In Nigeria, I love P-Square and Omawumi. Outside the country, it’s Beyonce and Jay Z.


S*xual harassment

Record label owners and show promoters are all guilty of this. Sexual harassment comes in different levels; some are intense, some are subtle, and some even come through third parties. However, I’ve never found myself in a situation that felt very uncomfortable. Once I see the signs, I run and the person would not even have the opportunity to go through with his evil plans. There are some people who I looked up to in the industry but surprisingly, they also wanted sex.


Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay and Chidinma

I don’t know why the media takes pleasure in pitting great women against one another. Have you ever seen any text message from any of us lambasting another person? There’s no proof of these things; it’s just in the imagination of people. I’ve never stopped working and I was already working before Tiwa Savage came to Nigeria. I am a fan of their music, and on my Snapchat page, I usually dance to their songs. I do not consider Tiwa Savage a friend because I don’t know her favourite colour or meal and other intimate things. She is just my colleague.


Current projects

We’re working on my first worldwide tour which would last about a year. I will visit all the continents in the world.



I take good wine, watch good movies, eat good food, and generally take life easy.