I am a rebel – Yemi Alade

Award-winning Nigerian music star, Yemi Eberechi Alade, has opened up on why she named her forthcoming album ‘Rebel Queen’.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos on Friday, the ‘Johnny’ crooner said she is a true rebel in words and action, and the body of work is a combination of her thoughts, melodies and truck load of nostalgia.

Yemi Alade

Alade also noted that she made the album because she got tired of the “monotony in genre and style” of Afrobeats music.

She said; “I am a true rebel in words and in action. So many albums tend to have monotony in genre and style and it bores me easily most times.

This album is a blend of what my playlist consists of right now; the new and old pop music that cuts across generations and boundaries. I am generally known as someone who has always charted her own course and walked the path less travelled.

“Rebel Queen has something new, old and borrowed. I want to emphasise to you that every song is unique and a capsule of my thoughts and melodies and truck load of nostalgia.”

The songstress further disclosed that the 16-track album theme encompasses feminity, liberation and consciousness in life.

Yemi Alade said; “It’s a 16 track album that takes you through sounds of Africa on different tempos and rhythms with features from a few of your favorite artistes from different parts of the world. The album covers feminity, style, dance, motivation, liberation and consciousness”.

‘Rebel Queen’ is Alade’s sixth studio album. Her other projects include ‘King of Queen’, ‘Mama Africa’, ‘Black Magic’, ‘Woman of Steel’ and ‘Empress’.