Yemi Alade: I Was Born In Abia State To A Yoruba Father & An Igbo Mother

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December 18, 2016 – Yemi Alade: I Was Born In Abia State To A Yoruba Father & An Igbo Mother

My Background By Yemi Eberechi Alade

I was born to a Yoruba man (James Alade), a retired Police Commissioner in Abia State and an Igbo business woman (Helen Uzoma).

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I was never allowed to attend parties because my father was a very disciplined man.

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I attended St. Saviour’s British School in Ikoyi Lagos before proceeding to Victory Grammar school at Onigbagbo Estate in Ikeja Lagos. I later proceeded to UNILAG where I studied Geography.

I never wanted to become an artiste but I love music. After winning Peak Talent Show, I realised I should make a career out of it and that was how my career started.

My role models in Nigeria: Omawumi and PSquare.

Outside Nigeria, I see Beyonce and Jay Z as my role models.

10 thoughts on “Yemi Alade: I Was Born In Abia State To A Yoruba Father & An Igbo Mother

  1. No wonder, she speaks and sings in Igbo language fluently even far better than Yoruba language. Sugbon Yemi jo baba e ju. However, if more Nigerians can love outside of their tribes, marry, and bear children among various tribes, in 50 years or more to come, the demonic division based on tribalism, cultural differences, and hatred for other people just because they are not from your tribe will be drastically reduce. I salute your police commissioner father for loving a Igbo woman from Abia state, and I honor your mother for accepting his love. Ms. Yemi, kindly tell us where is your father from in Yoruba Kingdom? Anyway, your story is a story of love and unity. Thanks for sharing it with naijagists fans.

    • Omoekehinde you are 100% correct. I bet you will marvel to learn the number of Igbo men and women who marry across tribal lines especially here in U.S. Majority of them marry Yorubas, then Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Delta, Rivers (of course Rivers and Delta have many Ibo speaking indigenes) and Bayelsa. Ibos are the most married people outside their tribe in Nigeria. If other tribes can follow that trend, Nigeria will be well integrated in less than 50 years you guessed. It will be less than 15 years. The main thing tearing Nigeria apart is the insistence of the Hausa/Fulani to be the grand masters. They want to be the Alpha and Omegas in Nigeria.

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