Reviews by Ifedamola – Shekere Yemi Alade ft Angelique Kidjo

Yemi Alade is inarguably one of the most hardworking artistes in the industry. The effort she puts in to push her craft speaks volumes. I personally admire her consistency and the efforts she puts into pushing her craft and her grit in picking up new projects and seeing the actualization of them while heralding further her claim to being Mama Africa.


Coming off with the embellishment that comes with having two features on a Beyonce album. Currently, the Effizyie music act is busy to the teeth promoting her third studio album “Woman of steel” which is headlined by commanding features with Rick Ross, Duncan Mighty, Funke Akindele and Beninese-American singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo who is still in the euphoria of her forth Grammy win.

What Do I Think Of “Shekere”?

My grouse with Yemi has always been my belief that she has confined herself to the Johnny style that made her famous even though her lyrics has been consistently mindblowing. Lyrics changes but Johnny still stays but On Shekere, my opinion was proven to be just an hoax.

Shekere is 20th century rendition of those hugely African themed songs we grew up vibing to. Richly laced with danceable beats, tambourine, talking drum and shekere combinations.

The hook and verses is made to give you a feel of some Awilo vibes and wiithout much effort you’ll easily vibe to this tune.

Every Yemi’s works are meant to make you dance but this one doubles down on the feeling and the general expectations that comes with Yemi Alade’s tunes undoubtedly by the feature of Angelique Kidjo who is after all the Queen of the African highlife music a throne to which Yemi lays a genuine claim to.

Shekere is a master piece and therefore Yemi deserves whatever accolades that comes her way.

10/10 for me.

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