This new feat comes just days after she released her new video ‘Oh My Gosh’ featuring American rapper and hit-maker Rick Ross.
The ‘Johnny’ singer Yemi Alade has set new record on image- and video-sharing social media platform, Instagram.
The self-styled ‘Mama Africa’ emerged the first female musician in Nigeria to garner over seven million followers on the page owned by Facebook, Inc.
Aside this latest achievement on Instagram, she is also the first female musician to have 100 million views for a single titled ‘Johnny’ on YouTube.
Yemi Alade couldn’t contain her excitement, she let the joy lose while appreciating all her followers. She wrote;
“ Thank you all for the blessing and supporting me all day-EVERYDAY. We are #7MILLIONFOLLOWERS.’’
Other notable female Nigerian singers with several followers on instagram are close contender Tiwa Savage with 6.8million followers, DJ Cuppy (2.5million followers) and Seyi Shay (1.1million followers).
This new feat comes just days after she released her new video ‘Oh My Gosh’ featuring American rapper Rick Ross. The video has also enjoyed over two million views on streaming platform, YouTube.
Yemi Alade made her musical debut in an all-girl group called Noty Spices in 2005. Her music became widely popular after she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 and since the release of her multiple award-winning song, ‘Johnny’ in 2013, her fan base has been skyrocketing.
Born in Abia State, Nigeria, her father, James Alade – a Police Commissioner – is of Yoruba origin while her mother Helen Uzoma is of Igbo origin resulting in her being referred to as “Yoruba-Igbo girl”. She’s from Ondo State,South West, Nigeria.
Alade is the fifth out of the seven children in her family. She attended St Saviour British Primary School, then went on to Victory Grammar School in Lagos, before obtaining a degree in Geography at the University of Lagos.