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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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