Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has revealed how she was disrespected by BET Award winner, Sarkodie, following the male artiste’s failure on three occasions to feature on her song.
Speaking with Bola Ray on Starr Chat show, the ‘Johnny’ hitmaker said she ceased to be a fan of the Ghanaian rapper, revealing that Sarkodie refused to show up even his management team and hers had agreed to meet in the US, UK and South Africa.
Yemi disclosed that she felt disgraced by Sarkodie’s attitude, particularly after she tried to reach him on three different shows where he performed, adding that his colleague’s attitude was “unprofessional”.
According to her, “I’ve really tried my best to really not go into details but the long and short on why I don’t want to dwell on this is that is super unfair, unprofessional and unkind for international acts or even artistes to have a dealing with anybody and after agreeing to certain things, you don’t come through at all.
“I can count three different countries and three different venues where my team and I had an agreement with the artiste (Sarkodie) in particular and he didn’t come through.
“I don’t want to bring in the feminine and masculine inequality we’re experiencing in the industry and I don’t want to link it to that. I was pained as a person but I’ll say it is almost impossible to promote a project that is supposed to be for two people when the other party isn’t coming through at all, the music pretty much suffers.”
When asked if she felt disrespected, Alade replied,“Definitely I did but the good part about it is that before the idea of having this collaboration, I already had a name for myself and I’ll continue to do that for as long as I can and as God leads me to. It was just a point in my career that I went over and I’m so fortunate. For instance I’m here in Ghana and working on a song with MzVee. It takes two to tango… I’m here to support her and she supports me too.”
Notwithstanding, the singer stated that she is not expecting an apology from the Ghanaian rapper and BET winner, that she is “cool and not bothered at all”.
Asked if she agrees that Sarkodie is Ghana’s biggest export and talent when it comes to music, Yemi Alade said, “Yes but I don’t listen to his music, no more fan of him… I only work with artistes I’m a fan of. I’m just not a fan of him anymore.”