Why supporting female artists is important — Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade, a well-known singer in Nigeria, has stated that more deliberate attempts should be made to support female artists.
The singer stated, “I know society favors the male child in regions like Africa, but that has never stopped me,” in an interview with Saturday Beats.
The media should actively encourage female musicians by giving them the platforms and visibility they merit. They also have a crucial role to play in this regard.
“Even the questions asked can be phrased differently. Instead of always asking what the difficulties are and doing nothing about them, they can ask how they can help. Females need a level playing ground, instead of always having to prove themselves. We actually need that kind of support from the media.”
Yemi Alade recently released a new song named “Begging,” claiming that love was the inspiration. “My new single is about seeking the love one deserves and holding one’s standards until one finds a lover that offers as much as it takes,” she stated.
She added that she has no qualms about exhibiting Africa’s stunning traditions whenever possible. I have always valued individuality and sincerity, she declared. This attitude has permeated every sphere of my life and professional endeavors. Everything you see about me today—my style, music taste, and way of life—represents me at my most natural. There is absolutely no agenda.
“My own sense of style and taste in music reflect who I am. It is who I am, without apology. Our culture is really beautiful, and I would be more than pleased to promote Africa whenever I have the chance. I’m grateful to have a platform from which I can share African culture with the globe through my music, videos, and clothes.”
The singer responded when asked what she saw as her greatest accomplishments to date, saying, “My greatest achievement is knowing that no matter where I am at any given time, my family will always be taken care of. I am grateful to God for it since it is the best gift I have.
Yemi Alade commented when asked about the ways she has changed over the years, “I feel change is the most consistent thing, and something new is introduced every day. For instance, I used to have have one live band traveling the world from Nigeria; now, I have three bands. For performances around Europe, I have one band. I have two more, one in Africa and one in the United States of America. We have performed at numerous festivals this year, from those in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to those in Brussels, Paris, and Vienne, both in France.”