Yemi Alade

Nigeria

One of Nigeria’s hottest exports, Yemi Alade is well known and loved across the continent for her Afro-centric sound and style. Alade has achieved a kind of cult status worldwide, but in Africa she’s a bonafide superstar. In 2015 she won Best Female at the MTV African Music Awards, her 2016 album hit No. 1 on the continent’s iTunes chart, and she was named an ambassador for Africa Fashion Week.