Yemi Alade challenges, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido
By Rita Okoye
Afropop singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, says she is operating on the same level with Davido and Wizkid.
The “Johnny” crooner said she does not compare any artist to the other because it’s not healthy.
She also stressed that they all inspire one another because people’s favourite music artistes differ.
Speaking in an interview with Hot FM (98.3), the ‘Johnny’ singer said there is no number one.
“I respect everybody, we all inspire each other in this industry… there is actually no number one because your top five artistes 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.
“So 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.
“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.”
Recall that Wizkid recently sold out the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in London, and Davido is also not doing badly.