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Thursday, 23 June 2016
Yemi Alade Reveals The Most Painful Thing Fame Has Denied Her
Nigerian Songstress and Afro-pop queen, Yemi Eberechi Alade has opened up on whatshe misses ost since she became a celebrity.
The musician during a recent chat with TheSun confessed that she missed the singular act of stepping down to buy her regular bean cake (Akara).
Read excerpts from the interview below:
When you wake up in the morning, what comes to your mind first?
Wow! The first thing I do is pray for effyzzie Music Group; that one is for sure.
Secondly, I pray for all lovers of my music, asking God to meet them at the point of their needs and then, I pray for the music industry.
Did you know you would become this big five years ago?
Well, it has always been my prayer. I had no idea how it would happen but I am just a pencil in God’s hands.
What has fame denied you?
Wow! I can’t walk on the streets anymore like I used to do. I used to enjoy and love taking long walks but I can’t anymore.
Is there a particular food or snack you have missed so much on account of stardom?
Well, it’s akara (bean cake), I love akara but this is not a situation of fame. Sometimes when I go to see my mum, there is always akara.
Which artistes influenced your beginnings?
So many did. In Nigeria, Omawunmi has always been an inspiration. Beyoncé is definitely another big source of inspiration.
Did you ever think of quitting?
There are no two ways about it; I definitely thought I was going to get a white-collar job. I have my BSc in Geography. The truth is that music is a financially intensive project. It was pretty tough. I thank God for meeting Efizzy Music Group.
What kept you going?
The passion, when your stomach is empty, your wallet empty and you’re tired; the only thing that keeps you going is God and passion.
Despite your fame you have steered clear of controversies. How did you pull it off?
I don’t look for trouble; that is the secret.
When the time comes to finally settle down, what tribe would you settle for?
It is beyond tribe for me; tribe should be the least criterion.
Are you seeing any man right now?
O! Yes I am. You can see many men around (points at male guests at the event amid laughter)
Who is your ideal man?
He has to be God fearing, have good prospect, and of course, a sense of humour.
What is the craziest thing a fan has done to you on stage?
A fan tried to grab my waist.z