Yemi Eberechi Alade simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”.
She had a chat with Bola Ray on Starr Chat in Ghana, and she spoke about a lot of things.
Now, here’s what she said about the Wizkid-Shatta Wale drama.
She says she sees Nigeria’s Wizkid and Ghana’s Dancehall artiste, Shatta wale as both great artistes, and superstars in their own zones.
The Multiple award-winning singer added that she sees both of them as great artists who perform very well in their area of specialization and won’t prefer one to the other.
Yemi Alade when asked in the interview on Wednesday on what she thinks of the two artists, she replied that they are both superstars in their own right.
“I think Wizkid is a superstar in his own right and Shatta Wale is celebrated by his people for his great talent and they are both great artists and super stars”. She said.
Recall, the self-acclaimed dancehall king in an interview recently on Kasapa FM said he will not see Wizkid and be stunned but rather want him to see him and be amazed because he does not see anything extraordinary about him, even though he claims to the best African artiste.
Many people outside and inside the African continent, mainly Nigerians after this controversial interview has severely criticized Shatta Wale for stepping on Wizkid who had no previous beef with him.
However, the French used artiste speaking in an interview recently condemned Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie for rejecting her collaboration on several occasions-tagged him as a disrespectful artiste.
She said Sarkodie snubbed her management team’s approach many times without giving reasons.
She said she was once a big fan of Ghanaian rapper, but has stopped being his fan ever since that event played out which she tagged “unprofessional” attitude.
“I’ve really tried my best to really not go into details but the long and short on why I don’t want to dwell on this is that is super unfair, unprofessional and unkind for international acts or even artistes to have a dealing with anybody and after agreeing to certain things, you don’t come through at all,” she lamented.
“I can count three different countries and three different venues where my team and I had an agreement with the artiste (Sarkodie) in particular and he didn’t come through.
“I don’t want to bring in the feminine and masculine inequality we’re experiencing in the industry and I don’t want to link it to that. I was pained as a person but I’ll say it is almost impossible to promote a project that is supposed to be for two people when the other party isn’t coming through at all, the music pretty much suffers.”
She added that she felt disgraced by Sarkodie’s attitude, especially after she tried to reach him on three different shows where he performed
Notwithstanding, She further explained that she is not looking for an apology from the Ghanaian rapper and BET winner, that she is