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Yemi Alade in "Johnny." (Youtube)

Yemi Alade Is the First African Female Artist To Get A Million Subscribers On YouTube

There's a reason why she's Nigeria's "queen of music videos."

Yemi Alade just can't stop breaking YouTube records. Two years ago her music video for hit single "Johnny" became the most viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube, surpassing P-Square's "Personally."

Now, the Nigerian star has become the first African female artist to reach one million subscribers to her YouTube channel.

Yemi Alade broke the news herself across social media, saying "1st emale Entertainer in Africa to have over 1 MILLION subscribers on YouTube. God is the GREATEST, started this journey six years ago. Thanks to everyone streaming / watching my videos and music. Godbless us all."

Read: 7 Reasons Why Yemi Alade Is a Music Video Icon


Among Yemi Alade's most popular videos on YouTube are "Johnny," "Kissing" feat. Marvin, "Ghen Ghen Love," Bamboo," "Na Gode" feat. Selebobo, "Ferrari," and video of her live performance our own OkayAfrica Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats show in NYC.

The Nigerian artist is readying the release of her upcoming album, Woman of Steel, from which she's already shared the highly-addictive single "Bounce."

According to Konbini, "Yemi Alade joins an elite club of entertainers to have over one million subscribers, including the likes of P-Square (1.2 million), Davido (1.5 million) and Diamond Platnumz (2.1 million). We're super pleased for Yemi Alade, who continues to break boundaries in African music."

Congrats!


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Join Us at Lot 45 For a Night of Music With DJs Buka, YB, AQ, & EPM

Come to An OkayAfrica Party.

Join us for a special night of culture and sounds curated and hosted by OkayAfrica at Lot 45 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

An OkayAfrica Party will feature music by DJ Buka, who spins for the likes of Tekno, Burna Boy and Afro B and is the official DJ of One Africa Music Fest. It will also feature the sounds of the prolific DJ YB, a member of Runtown's Soundgod crew. Plus, NYC-based South African-Guinean DJ AQ and EPM.

See you there!

RSVP HERE FOR FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM

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An OkayAfrica Party

DJs: Buka, DJ YB, AQ, EPM

July 19 at Lot 45

10pm - 4am

Free before 11pm with RSVP

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Watch Stonebwoy's New Video For 'Tuff Seed'

"People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds."

Stonebwoy comes through with the new single, "Tuff Seed."

The uplifting Streetbeatz-produced single sees the Ghanaian star singing about remaining tough and strong when facing life's issues. The accompanying music video for "Tuff Seed" was directed Adasa Cookey.

Stonebwoy recently stopped by Ebro Darden Apple Music Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new single. During that interview he also revealed that he has a new album coming in 2020.

"This story is an emotional one to me with everything that has been happening. I sat back and I got this inspiration," Stonebwoy mentioned in that interview. "People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds. No matter what people do to them, or what they go through, they have to get down there, they have to be buried to grow into trees to grow fruit. This is a very inspirational song."

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Image courtesy of ROK Studios.

CANAL+ Group Has Acquired Top Nollywood Studio ROK To Boost Original Content Development

This a huge feat for the 4-year-old Nigerian start-up.

ROK, Africa's leading film studio and international TV network, has been acquired by top French film and television studio, CANAL+ Group, for an undisclosed amount to boost original content development.

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