Jonny Singer, Yemi Alade, says she is operating on the same level as Davido and Wizkid.
The argument about ‘who is the biggest artiste has always been, Fans of Yemi can now join the argument.
The Nigerian Afropop artiste said:
“I respect everybody, we all inspire each other in this industry…
‘There is actually no number one because your top five artists in Nigeria that are the biggest in Africa can shut down the exact same capacity’.
‘The same capacity Wizkid holds down in Africa, I hold it down’.
‘The same capacity Davido holds down in Africa, I hold it down, the same venues, we all shut it down.
‘It goes to all musician who feels important than another singer, ace up your game’
“there is no number one, and that is the truth but not everybody will agree to that, people will say Yemi shut up but that is the truth. Why don’t we go ask the promoters, the people who know the numbers?”
“I just concluded my 13-city European tour and the turnout was amazing,” she said.
“I have pretty much been touring for over three years, it’s a big privilege for me.
“For me now, I think it is beyond the music, I think people also come out for what I stand for, the fact that I stand for Africa unapologetically and originally as I can.
”What I have done with this kind of career that puts you in the limelight and keeps you vulnerable to everybody’s opinion, is I just have to make sure my opinion is paramount, it is number one.”
Alade’s success reaches beyond the borders of Nigeria as she has become an African symbol, performing all over the world.