Yemi Alade to join Ed Sheeran for Earthshot Prize Awards

Yemi Alade is expected to join international stars Ed Sheeran and Coldplay for the Earthshot prize awards.

The Nigerian music diva and Afrobeats superstar made this known after concluding her ‘Empress’ American tour that saw her performing in American cities that include New York, Washington DC, North Adams, Las Vegas, and Houston, and Texas.

Alade, who is currently in the UK is billed to perform at the first-ever edition of the Awards ceremony at the Alexandra Palace. The exclusive and globally televised event is put together by the Royal foundation, spearheaded by Prince William and recognizes inventive solutions to the environmental problems facing the planet.

Hosted by Clara Amfo and Dermot O’Leary, the hour-long ceremony hopes to turn the tide against the pessimism many feel towards the issue of climate change by showing the positive work being done to help counter the existential threat to humanity. A star-studded line-up of presenters including the Duchess of Cambridge, Mo Salah, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, and David Oyelowo, will also be adding glamour to the event.

Meanwhile, the singer said a healthy competition between Nigerian musicians has made the Afrobeats genre sound better and made Nigerian musicians better during an interview on a UK TV show, ‘Sunday Brunch.’ On the show, the songstress spoke about her recent tour and why Nigerian music and musicians have now become the toast of the world with Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tems, Tiwa Savage among others topping charts and selling out concerts.

The singer had also appeared on the popular Al Jazeera network show ‘The Social’ with Femi Oke in Washington, where she spoke about the importance of female representation in the entertainment industry and why young female musicians must aspire for greatness. Yemi Alade, in the last 12 months, released her album ‘Empress’ and an EP titled ‘Queen Don Come’.

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