E! VIP is back for a brand-new season to grant exclusive insight into the lives and careers of the most notable and high-profile celebrities from across Africa. Viewers can uncover the stories of stars from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, including Sarkodie, Jo-anne Reyneke, Daniel Churchill, Boity Thulo, Yvonne Nelson, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Nasty C, Kate Kamau, Yemi Alade, Mihlali and Fireboy.
The episode featuring Yemi Alade will air on Sunday, 5 March 2023 at 20:00 CAT on E! Africa (DStv channel 124), available on Universal + immediately after.
In Yemi Alade’s episode of E! VIP she opens up on one of her favourite music collaborations: “There’s a lot of love involved in my collaborations, there’s a lot of thoughtfulness. My favourite collaboration at the moment is my song with Angelique Kidjo, ‘Shekere’. Especially because it’s a retake on her hit classic, ‘Wombo Lombo’. It’s literally a symbol of two generations coming together, she’s like my musical mother.”
Famed for her distinctive looks, Yemi discusses her thoughts on fashion: “For me fashion is an expression, an expression of how I feel at that very point in time. Fashion is also my escape, I get to play several people. I become anyone I want to just by dressing a certain way. Fashion has become a tool for me to feel better about myself and to also exercise my creativity.”
She also reveals more about her experience working with Beyonce: “As a little girl I was already in love with Beyonce, the thought of being on a track with her never even crossed my mind. I had no idea that I was ever going to jump on not one but two songs with her. We went to her office in Los Angeles, recorded the music, it got released. Then eventually the thing that really touched me was when she privately invited myself and just four other people to the movie premiere of the Lion King in London.”
E! VIP is produced by Brainstorm Media Entertainment in Johannesburg for NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer.