Throwback: Top 5 songs from Yemi Alade’s “Kings of Queens”

    Yemi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, and activist. After winning the Peak Talent show in 2009, the Fiesty singer went on to join Effyzzie Music Group before dropping “Johnny” the song that would change her life.

    Top 5 songs from Yemi Alade's "Kings of Queens"
    Top 5 songs from Yemi Alade’s “Kings of Queens”

    King of Queens is Yemi Alade’s debut studio album. It was released under the Effyzzie Music Group on 2 October 2014.

    The album was produced by Selebobo, Sizzle Pro, Shady Bizniz, Philkeyz, Young D, GospelOnDeBeatz, DIL, OJB Jezreel, Mr Chidoo, Fliptyce, EL Mcee, and Beat Nation.

    The album was preceded by three singles—”Johnny”, “Tangerine” and “Kissing”. It features guest appearances and skits from Bovi, R2Bees, Phyno, Chidinma, DIL, Selebobo, and Diamond Platnumz.



    Produced by Selebobo, “Johnny” was the song that properly introduced Yemi Alade to the Nigerian Music scene.

    The song was a successful hit not just in Nigeria but also in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, The United Kingdom, and others.


    Kissing was the third official single released from the album. The song borrows lyrics from a popular schoolyard rhyme/playground song of the same name that is used in the USA and in the UK.

    The groovy mid-tempo love song is produced by raved hit-maker Fliptyce with an enriching guitar by seasoned instrumentalist Fiokee, while Yemi armed with her honeyed voice sings about the beauty of enduring love.


    Tangerine is also produced by Selebobo and features his vocals on the song. The song is a continuation of their collaboration on “Johnny”.

    The upbeat song is Packed with infectious harmonies and melodies that have one dancing.

    Taking Over Me ft Phyno

    Taking Over Me features indigenous hip-hop heavyweight Phyno, he and Yemi go back and forth over an attraction that seems to pull them together despite their commitments.

    It was produced by hit producer GospelOnDeBeatz.


    One of the underrated songs on the album, “Why” sees Yemi sing about unrequited love over a reggae/dancehall beat.

    The song was produced by the late Music Producer, OJB Jezreel.


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