Afropop singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade was born in Abia State, Nigeria. Alade is referred to as a "Yoruba-Igbo girl" since her father, James Alade, is of Yoruba origin, while her mother, Helen Uzoma, is of Igbo origin. Alade is the fifth out of the seven children in her family. She attended St Saviour British Primary School, and then went on to Victory Grammar School in Lagos before obtaining a degree in Geography at the University of Lagos. She is popularly known as Yemi Alade. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single "Johnny" and most recently nominated for a BET Award this year.