Yemi Alade was spotted toasting the release of her 4th studio album #WomanOfSteel with her favourite drink, Luc Belaire, at the IMAX in Lagos.
The album is releasing at a pivotal time for Yemi, hot on the heels of her smash-hit remix “Oh My Gosh” featuring American rapper Rick Ross, and shortly after she was hand-selected by Beyoncé as one of a small number of African artists to feature on the music legend’s compilation album “The Lion King: The Gift”.
“Woman of Steel” is an album that masterfully weaves through genres, exhibiting Yemi Alade’s amazing dexterity, vocal power & emotional precision. She experiments successfully with a Latino vibe on “Give Dem” while Afrobeat numbers like “Vibe”, “Nobody” and the provocative Duncan Mighty duet “Shake” give the album its modern African tone expected from the renowned Mama Africa. “Steel” boasts a modern remake of Angélique Kidjo’s classic “Wombo Lombo” christened “Shekere”, with the iconic multiple Grammy Award winner, Angelique, collaborating on the track.
The album is being presented across four cities, Lagos, Paris, London and New York, alongside the debut of Yemi’s first short film, titled “HOME”. Each event will see VIPs gifted a limited-edition bottle of Luc Belaire, featuring a specially created label with Yemi’s portrait. The bottle is part of Belaire’s Icon Series, developed to celebrate the world’s hottest artists, and what better time to honour Mama Africa!