Yemi Alade recently stated that she commands the same audience as the likes of Wizkid and Davido and she has now announced her tour dates to back up her claims.
Following from the success of her European Tour which took her and members of her Ova Sabi Band across major cities with the final leg holding at the iconic Melkweg Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Yemi Alade has now released the dates for the North American leg of the tour which will hold in US and Canada.
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The tour which is scheduled to hold between July 28 - August 19 will see her perform in cities like Sacramento, New York, Vancouver and Toronto.
In an recent interview on Hot 98.3 Fm, Yemi Alade speaking on a range of issues sparked controversy when she claimed that there is no number one artist in the country, as she commands the same audience as the likes of Wizkid and Davido.
''What I have done with this kind of career that puts you in the limelight and keeps you vulnerable to everybody's opinion, is I just have to make sure my opinion is paramount, it is number one...
I respect everybody, we all inspire each other in this industry... there is actually no number one because your top five artistes in Nigeria that are the biggest in Africa can shut down the exact same capacity, the same capacity Wizkid holds down in Africa, I hold it down, the same capacity Davido holds down in Africa, I hold it down, the same venues, we all shut it down.
So there is no number one, and that is the truth but not everybody will agree to that, people will say Yemi shut up but that is the truth.. why don't we go ask the promoters, the people who know the numbers?'' She says.
This comments soon generated wild spread reactions on social media with mixed responses from a section of fans who supported her and others who thought she had an exaggerated view of her music.