The Austin 100: Yemi Alade Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade has become a major Afropop star in recent years. She recently appeared on Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift.
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The Austin 100: Yemi Alade

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Yemi Alade.

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Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Genre: Pop

Why We're Excited: Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade has become a major Afropop star in recent years, winning high-profile African music awards and topping 100 million YouTube views for her hit "Johnny." In 2019, her smooth and vibrant music crossed over to U.S. audiences with the help of Beyoncé, who gave Alade a feature in her song "Don't Jealous Me," from the Lion King-inspired companion-to-the-soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift.

Listen to Yemi Alade's "Vibe"

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