Yemi Alade makes history as first Nigerian artist to grace Cannes Festival Hall of Fame


Nigerian global sensation Yemi Alade has added another historic achievement to her illustrious career.

The versatile singer and performer, distinguished as the first female Nigerian artist to grace the AFCON stage, has continued her triumphs at the prestigious Cannes Festival in France.

During the Cannes Festival, the self-acclaimed 'Mama Africa' received a distinctive medal of honor from Midem24, adding another accolade to her illustrious career. Demonstrating her global appeal, the artist shared the stage with internationally renowned American singer, Stewart Copeland and French performer Jean Michel, contributing to the commencement of the Midem 24 Cannes festival.

Further solidifying her international presence, Yemi Alade assumed the role of ambassador for the Midem 24 Cannes Des Palais festival, an esteemed position that reflects her impact on the global music scene. Additionally, the artist had the privilege of meeting the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Cannes Island, expanding her network of influential connections.

Notably, Alade etched her name in history as the first Nigerian artist to leave an indelible mark on the Cannes Festival Hall of Fame, showcasing her trailblazing contributions to the representation of Nigerian and African music on the global stage.

In a post on her Instagram page today, January 26, 2024, the Johnny hitmaker wrote, "This young Legend made history in the last 24 hours as I printed my hand stamps in Cannes alongside legendary Stewart Copeland and Jean Michel,to kick start #midem24. Thank you for making me your Ambassador icial .it's an honor. The last 48 hours has been a movie,we had dinner with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and all the movers and shakers of the music and movie industry in Cannes. It's been unreal. I'll post proper recap in a bit."

The artist's consistent efforts in elevating the profile of Nigerian and African music internationally have garnered immense respect, further affirming her status as Mama Africa.