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I Didn’t See Music As Career – Singer, Yemi Alade Reveals

Yemi Alade, the award-winning Nigerian singer, has said music for her is passion and not a career.

Speaking in the latest episode of the Tea With Tay podcast, Alade explained that if she were to choose a career years back, she would not have chosen music.

The ‘Johnny’ crooner said, “It [music] was always a passion and I was hoping to see where it would take me. Do I feel like I needed to drop everything I was doing in life and focused solely on music? No.”

Speaking further, Alade said, “I loved the idea of it [music] but I did not wanted it to be a career. I did not see it as a career. It was a big hobby I was very invested in. But not a career.

“If you had asked me 11/12 years ago if I wanted to be a musician, I would not pick that as a career choice. I still wouldn’t do it. As much as I was into a lot of music related stuff, I just believed that this hobby I would do something with it but I’m going to continue with my academics like my parents want me to. I’m certain I’m going to get a job if music didn’t work out.”

She, however, said it changed after she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single ‘Johnny’ in 2014.

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