ALBUM: Yemi Alade Empress
EMPRESS is the Fifth studio album by Afropop Star Yemi Alade. The Album is released by Effyzzie Music Limited. The album also features songwriting and production contributions from Vtek Da Awesome, Egarboi, Jimmy Huru, Yung Felix, among others.
“Empress” album reseals Yemi Alade’s stake as the undisputed Afropop Queen, stamping her mark on the genre while growing her sound. The 15 track set is crafted with rich elements of Afro-pop, highlife, soul, coupe decale, gospel, and dancehall to make the listener move with reckless abandon.
The project shows off a versatility only she can bring. She taps into dancehall with Patoranking on “Temptation”, delivers smooth R&B alongside Grammy-winning British singer Estelle on “Weekend” and sings gospel with the raved Mzansi Youth Choir on “Rain”.
Recorded majorly in Amsterdam, the set serves as Alade’s fifth LP following the acclaimed, “Woman of Steel“ which birthed the global classic “Shekere“ featuring multiple Grammy award winner Angelique Kidjo.