Yemi Alade's mature response to family pressuring her to get married

• She advised people not to rush into making such important life choices.

Yemi Alade
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Yemi Alade, the well-known Nigerian celebrity, has pleaded with her loved ones for patience. Alade acknowledged receiving pressure from her family to walk down the aisle when she said this in a radio broadcast.

“People often get married, especially towards the end of every year. I’m not feeling pressured. When the time is right, it will happen," she said.


“Family pressure is a challenging thing to resist because it’s coming from the people I respect and look up to, insisting that I should get married. However, I believe that if they genuinely have my best interests at heart, they will be patient with me because finding the right partner is more crucial than just getting married."

She advised people not to rush into making such important life choices.

“But beyond that, I don’t think anyone should rush into making the wrong decision of being with the wrong partner.”

Yemi Alade’s discography includes King of Queens (2014), Mama Africa - The Diary of an African Woman (2016), Mama Afrique EP (2017), Black Magic and Deluxe Version (2017), Woman of Steel (2019), Empress (2020), Queendoncom (2021) and African Baddie (2022).

In 2015 and 2016, she took home the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Female. Along with being the first African female Afro Pop star, she made history with her smash hit track "Johnny," which has received over 100 million views on YouTube and VEVO and is currently the most viewed video of any African female pop star.

Yemi Alade sang "Don't Jealous Me" with Mr. Eazi and Tekno on Beyoncé's compilation album "The Lion King: The Gift."

Yemi Alade's extensive portfolio of duties now includes her own organisation, the James and Helen PathWay Foundation, as a UNDP Goodwill ambassador as of 2020.

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