Yemi Alade :There Were People I Looked Up To In The Industry, But They Wanted Sex

Nigerian female singer,Yemi Alade in a chat with Sunday Spice has exposed the sexual harassment in the music industry.She said show promoters,record label owners and people in the music industry she looked up to when she started, all wanted sex and are guilty of this.

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She said she avoids this once she spots the sign, she runs.

Read the interview below…

Role models:
In Nigeria, I love P-Square and Omawumi. Outside the country, it’s Beyonce and Jay Z.

Sexual harassment:
Record label owners and show promoters are all guilty of this. Sexual harassment comes in different levels; some are intense, some are subtle, and some even come through third parties. However, I’ve never found myself in a situation that felt very uncomfortable. Once I see the signs, I run and the person would not even have the opportunity to go through with his evil plans. There are some people who I looked up to in the industry but surprisingly, they also wanted sex.

Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay and Chidinma:
I don’t know why the media takes pleasure in pitting great women against one another. Have you ever seen any text message from any of us lambasting another person? There’s no proof of these things; it’s just in the imagination of people. I’ve never stopped working and I was already working before Tiwa Savage came to Nigeria. I am a fan of their music, and on my Snapchat page, I usually dance to their songs. I do not consider Tiwa Savage a friend because I don’t know her favourite colour or meal and other intimate things. She is just my colleague.

Current projects:
We’re working on my first worldwide tour which would last about a year. I will visit all the continents in the world.

Relaxation:
I take good wine, watch good movies, eat good food, and generally take life easy.

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