Yemi the fifth of seven siblings grew up listening to popular music of the late eighties and early nineties, and began singing in her church choir at the age of twelve and was known to have made melodies from everyday conversations. Yemi was exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. She graduated from the University of Lagos in 2010 with a BSc in Geography.

Yemi began doing music professionally in 2005 under the supervision of Bayo Omisore. She went on to win the maiden edition of the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Her debut single Fimisile peaked commendably with over ten thousand hits on YouTube in barely a month. In July 2012 Yemi Alade released Ghen Ghen Love, which was also a monster hit on YouTube and was soon followed by Bamboo in 2013.

She is currently on her final stages of her debut album King of Queens and her fame is now Pan-African. She is making rounds in the industry; having performed on over one hundred stages across Nigeria, featuring on tracks with major acts such as IcePrince, Waje, and Wizkid, to mention a few. She is also working with big and budding music producers such as OJB Jezreel, ELDee, E. Kelly, Bigfoot, Shadybizniz, Dtunes, Nomoreloss and the World renowned South African producer Garth. Yemi Alade is currently signed to Effyzzie Music Group.