Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade:Battle of two Afrobeats divas,beef or no beef?who is richer?
The Nigerian music scene can sometimes be very competitive, especially the female side of things. The media and fans of certain celebrities create controversies between two top sets.
While recent times have seen an increase in the female singers with the likes of Simi, Teni, Niniola, Tiwa, Tems and Yemi among others, the fans have not been able to resist pitting them against each other.
Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade undoubtedly being the top two female leads deal with a lot more
comparison with the arrows being drawn in favour of Tiwa most times. Yemi doubling as a designer, Songwriter, singer and Philanthropist also popularly known as 'Mama Africa' shot into the limelight when she released her hit single 'Johnny' which garnered a lot of fans and accolades for the singer. The song released while she was signed with Selebobo catapulted her to being a sensation across Africa and also internationally. Yemi was also one of the privileged artists invited by Beyonce to sing on her most recent project the Lion king(The gift) album on which she also featured Mr Eazi and Tekno. It is safe to say Yemi Alade is doing well for herself.
Tiwa who started singing at a young age has moved from the international music scene to the Nigerian music scene, most recently now back in the international music scene with her latest record deal. Tiwa was and is still known as the queen of her former record label 'Mavins' with several hits songs under her belt and awards to boot. She also like Yemi gained a spot on the Lion King (The gift) album. Tiwa had also once been a backup singer for Bey. It is no secret that the 'Kelekele' love crooner is doing extremely well which may be one of the reasons her fans strongly claim she is above Yemi.
The two singers however have come out on several occasions to squash the beef, clearly stating that they have nothing against each other. The most recent effort at this was Tiwa and Yemi's performance together at Tiwa's Savage show in December 2019. There is however still some reluctance on the part of the fans to accept this. Even as Yemi came out in a recent live video and disputed any claims of rivalry between them both. We can only hope it fades away with time.