Trailblazing global act and one of Africa’s most successful artists, Yemi Alade and her record label Effyzie Music Group, hosted an exclusive album release party in Nairobi, Kenya last Tuesday in celebration of her recently released fourth studio album “Woman of Steel” and a short film “Home”. The party was graced by key media personalities, influencers, and celebrities among them: Chimano (of Sauti Sol), Victoria Kimani, Naiboi, Hart the Band, Blinky Bill, Patricia Kihoro and Ivlyn Mutua.
After the screening of the short film, Chimano and Yemi Alade conversed on “Woman of Steel” tracks as the DJ Kafi sampled each song for the ecstatic gathering. An ultimate toast steered by Chimano in celebration of Yemi’s success in the music scene, cutting across East Africa, Africa, and beyond was made by all guests raising their glasses to the industry’s favourite tipples, Belaire bubbly and Bumbu rum.
Kenya release party of “Woman of Steel” comes hot off the heels of successful launch parties in Lagos, London, and Paris. The acclaimed album features a host of international stars like Rick Ross, Grammy-award winner Angélique Kidjo, Afrobeats icon Duncan Mighty and Nollywood star Funke Akindele.
Released through her label Effyzzie Music Group and distributed by Universal Music France, the 13-track album garnered over 1 million streams on Spotify within a week of its release. The album is a huge achievement for the award-winning “Mama Africa”. “Woman of Steel” follows her previous successful albums; King of Queens (2014), Mama Africa (2016) and Black Magic (2017).
In the short film “Home”, a single lifted off the album, Yemi makes her official debut as an actress. The emotive film captures the essence of finding strength, self-love and being your own hero in tough times; boasting stellar performances from the cast and powerful screenplay. Directed by Clarence A. Peters, the film stars Nollywood icon Clarion Chukwura alongside talented heartthrob Frankincense Eche Ben.