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I initially ignored Beyonce’s request for collaboration

Nigerian Afro-Pop artiste, Yemi Eberechi Alade, has opened up on how she ignored Grammy winning American singer, Beyonce‘s request for a collaboration via email for two months.

The ‘Johnny’ hitmaker made the disclosure in an interview with Olori SuperGal, OSG, during which she talked about how she nearly lost out on chance to be on Beyonce’s Black is King.

In 2020, Yemi was unveiled as a collaborator on Beyonce’s “Black Is King” visual album, a sequel to the 2019 “Lion King: The Gift” album.

Yemi told OSG that she ghosted “Queen Bey” for two months, adding however, that it was not intentional.

She said, “we thought it was a scam email… I wasn’t the one receiving the emails, my management was and the thing is that, you have to be a crazy beyond fan like me to know her company’s name is “Parkwood”, So you’re getting emails from “Parkwood” about a collaboration with Beyoncé?!… My manager was telling me that he keeps getting these messages from Parkwood. He sounded very irritated and he was thinking of maybe blocking the email… and I asked him what did you say? Did you say “Parkwood?” I said (screams) that is Beyoncé!!!!…”

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Speaking on how long it took for them to actually respond to the email, Yemi Alade said; “it took a while.. we were at the end of the collection like.. they’ve been working on this for a while, maybe a month or two, I think even someone at some point came to Nigeria and they were trying to meet me but you know how some people are, they don’t want some people to meet some people.”

Immediately after learning of her manager’s error, the ‘Johnny’ crooner immediately boarded a plane to Las Vegas, and made her way to Beyoncé’s studios.

“I had no idea what was coming. When we were done with the meeting, I went back to my apartment. I just woke up the next morning I couldn’t talk, definitely could not sing. I had no voice, I pushed and I got something out of it”.

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When asked about her disposition towards people in the western world and the kind of vibe they give.

She said:

“When I try to just envision every country that I’ve been to, I realize that human beings are just human beings, some come with good vibes, some come with bad vibes and then you can never know who really has ulterior motives or not, they just keep…. like an onion peel… they just keep opening up and showing you and showing you and revealing everything… so I would just say human beings are the same everywhere, naija, outside naija everybody.”

Watch the full interview below:

The Exchange ft Yemi Alade - OSGx