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Hitmaker Yemi Alade Is Spotify’s EQUAL Africa Programme Ambassador

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Nigerian star Yemi Alade, a leading female Afro Pop artist in Africa, is the latest musician to join the list of accomplished artists featured on the EQUAL Africa playlist.

Spotify’s EQUAL Africa programme has kicked off 2023 by shining its spotlight on the multi-talented artist.

The Spotify EQUAL Africa programme seeks to provide female artists with the support and resources to grow their craft and reach worldwide audiences through multiple playlists. The beneficiaries also receive off-platform guidance and tools to help take their music careers to even greater heights.

“It’s a great time to be alive, female artists have quadrupled in number compared to a decade ago. The only thing we ask now, in this male-dominated industry, is for equal opportunities. Equal opportunities to be seen, for our talents to be showcased, because in the ‘universe of music’ there is no gender, only potential, creativity, and pure magic,” Alade says.

Alade is no stranger to the spotlight. With four albums, an EP and hit singles such as Johnny, Shekere, Africa, oh my gosh, and Bum Bum under her belt, she is part of the Afro Pop elite.

Her performances have lit up stages across Africa, Europe and the USA performing for among others, the British Royal Family, but this singer-songwriter is also a hit on the small screen. Alade is the first African female Afro Pop star to hit over 100 million views on YouTube and VEVO with her smash hit single Johnny, which is now the most viewed video from an African female pop star ever.

Alade is also a multi-award winner, taking home the 2015 and 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards for best female artist and has been nominated for multiple BET and MOBO Awards. She is a featured artist on the track Don’t Jealous Me, which appears on Beyoncé’s compilation album “The Lion King: The Gift”, alongside Mr Eazi and Tekno, and guests on the lead single on Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy winning album, “Mother Nature”.

Outside of her music, Alade is an actress and a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador who operates her own charity, the James and Helen Pathway Foundation.

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Comedian Sharon (Shazz) Nderitu Electric Performance at Heartbreak Hotel.

Stand up comedian Sharon(Shazz) Nderitu fire perfomance at the Heartbreak Hotel

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Kenyan Stand-up comedian Sharon Nderitu, otherwise known as Shazz left the audience in stitches with her witty performance Wednesday at the Heartbreak Hotel. Sharon in her well-crafted adult humor took the stage with her fire performance. The event was held at the 254 Beer District in Westlands.

Sharon served the audience with Jamaican breakfast as she mimicked their accent leaving the crowd amused. In an exclusive interview, the bubbly comedian revealed that she got into the industry courtesy of a comment from a stranger.

” ….The guy thought I was funny and told me to consider getting to comedy..”

Shazz wittily responded to her future in her comedy career stating she’ll be on the comedic stage doing her thing.

Sharon (shazz) Nderitu

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Unforgettable Performance at the Heartbreak Hotel by IMA!

Songstress Ima marvel midweek with a showstopper performance at The Heartbreak Hotel

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Contemporary RnB singer Ima on Wednesday stole the show in her event dubbed Heartbreak Hotel.

In the ladies-only event, Ima had a live performance with her guitarists Timothy and Jeff with Timothy creating a show with his prowess with the strings while Jeff had the bass guitar. Ima donned her floral creamy pajamas with a cute red top as she completed her look with her sleek white sneakers.

She performed the track Drunk from her EP Therapy explaining the song talking about a man who checks all the boxes but something being a miss. The crowd was all cheers as they sang the lyrics. The ladies were all screaming with their phones out enjoying every bit of the performance.

The singer cum advocate boasts of her EP Therapy with songs like Insecure, Khusubila, Grown Heaven and so many more.

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Love, Fun, and Pajamas: Inside the Unforgettable Heartbreak Hotel Soiree

In the heart of Westlands, Nairobi, The Heartbreak Hotel, set the stage with an unforgettable midweek experience.

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The Heartbreak Hotel dubbed the scene in the heart of Westlands, Nairobi at the 254 Beer District.

The event had a pajama but cute dress code and the ladies did not disappoint. The ladies spiced up their nightwear feeling the soiree looking sexy. With drinks and food, the ladies were having the time of their lives as they were treated to beer tasting.

In an exclusive, the ladies had one agenda: Heartbreak stories. They came to share their stories as they celebrated sisterhood. Recognition of beauty and sharing laughter reached the highest level as they celebrated one another.

Stand-up comedian Sharon(shazz) Nderitu cracked the audience with her adult humor while Muriuki Kiai of Climax with Ciru podcast indulged in a relationship conversation. Performances were done by Wendy who served as the host cum performer.

Heartbreak Hotel climaxed with an electric performance by contemporary RnB singer IMA who was also the host of the event. She performed her lead track Drunk from her EP Therapy leaving the crowd in cheers. The event concluded with IMA receiving a resounding yet cheerful applause.

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