Nigerian singer Yemi Alade has featured Congolese singer Innoss'B in 'Lipeka' ahead of her upcoming album.
With Yemi Alade's signature cross-cultural approach and Innoss'B’s distinctive blend of Congolese Rumba, the outcome of “Lipeka” is a catchy and infectious Afro dance track infused with Lingala, French and Nigerian lingua.
The duo has created a musical masterpiece that transcends borders and celebrates the rich diversity of African music.
Yemi Alade is stirring excitement and tantalizing taste of her upcoming seventh body of work set for release in the last quarter of 2023.
In a statement, she said “My upcoming album is a representation of my thoughts, needs, experiences, stories, ideas and my desire to connect with every listener on each song. Every song is potent with stories.”
The new single comes off the back of Yemi Alade’s streak of hit releases and completing the successful ‘African Baddie’ world tour alongside her African Train Band (that stopped in 22 countries).
In 2023, Yemi continues her reign on the continental music charts, with a collection of hits maintaining their dominance like “Fear Love”, “Fake Friends (Iró Òre)”, “Pounds & Dollars” feat Phyno, “Baddie”, “Jo Jo” feat. Bisa Kdei and “Bright Future” with Mr Vegas.
ABOUT YEMI ALADE
Yemi Alade’s discography includes King of Queens (2014), Mama Africa - The Diary of an African Woman (2016), Mama Afrique EP (2017), Black Magic & Deluxe Version (2017), Woman of Steel (2019), Empress (2020), Queendoncom (2021) and African Baddie (2022).
She won MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Female 2015 and 2016. She is also the first African female Afro Pop star to hit over 100 million views on YouTube and VEVO with her smash hit single “Johnny”, which is now the most viewed video from an African female pop star ever.
Alade featured in Beyoncé’s compilation album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ on “Don’t Jealous Me '' alongside Mr Eazi and Tekno.
In 2020, she became a UNDP Goodwill ambassador adding to her long list of responsibilities which includes her own charity named James and Helen PathWay Foundation.