Yemi Alade has had a very successful and record-breaking run since the start of her career and she’s got her authenticity to thank for that. She continues that streak with the release of her new album Woman of Steel.
2019 has been a particularly successful one for Yemi Alade, as she set multiple YouTube records, and dropped a career-defining collaboration with Rick Ross titled ‘Oh my gosh’ off the ‘woman of steel’ album.
She opened the album with a sensual track, ‘Night and Day’. On this track, Yemi Alade shows off her ability to make innocent-seeming, catchy songs that are overloaded with sexual undertones, which she also does on the Duncan Mighty-assisted track ‘Shake’ and the mellow ‘Vibe’.
To complement this swirl of carnal songs on the 15-track project, Yemi Alade graces ‘Yeba’ — a fantastic Yung Willis-produced jam — with some witty storytelling about a “Yoruba demon” who, after her experience with ‘Johnny’, she’s wise enough to reject.
Exhibiting her versatility, Yemi Alade saturates a bunch of different sounds into Woman of Steel — from the reggae notes on ‘CIA (Criminal In Agbada)’ to R&B tones on ‘Remind You’, ‘Lai Lai’ and ‘Somto’.
Talking about the features on Woman of Steel, Yemi Alade did a great job of including a diverse group of globally respected artists in her line up which includes Angélique Kidjo, Duncan Mighty, Rick Ross and even Funke Akindele. Angélique Kidjo unsurprisingly stands out on the bright track ‘Shekere’. The pair have amazing synergy, making their duet one of the strongest tracks on the entire album.
The second track on the album ‘Home’ features a fuji-inspired production by Vtek. The song shows off Yemi Alade’s signature vocals as she sings about being “at home” with her lover, “whether e be Dubai or Idumota.” Along with Woman of Steel, Yemi Alade released a culturally rich visual for Home.
Yemi has always promoted African prints and culture in her music videos and even her everyday style and she didn’t leave that out of the video for ‘Home’. Sitting pretty in a mix of traditional African prints and Victorian-era style among a number of other diverse looks befitting of each character she portrayed, Yemi Alade sure did a great job in showing fans how to go from girl-next-door to “wife material” to a badass babe and ultimately, being an absolute Queen!
Listen to some songs off Yemi Alade’s Woman of Steel album here and continue to download the album below…
2. Night and day
3. Shake ft. Duncan Mighty
Photo credit: Instagram| Yemialade
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