Yemi Alade wins MTV award, says women’s role beyond kitchen

Yemi Alade wins MTV award, says women’s role beyond kitchen
October 23 06:28 2016

Efyzzie Music superstar, Yemi Alade, beat fellow compatriot, Tiwa Savage to win the ‘best female artiste’ at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards.

The self-acclaimed Mama Africa is one of three ladies hosting the award ceremony after Trevor Noah, US-based South African comedian, withdrew on medical grounds

To win the award, she also defeated Josey (Ivory Coast), Mz Vee (Ghana) and Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania).

After collecting her prize, the ecstatic Yemi reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial comment about his wife, Aisha Buhari, saying women have other roles to play beyond the kitchen.

“Women, don’t forget that we are not only good in the kitchen, living room and the other room — we are also good at anywhere we want to be”, she said.

The ‘Johnny’ singer is also the first female to be nominated for ‘artiste of the year’ category.

She also performed her hit single “Koffi Anan” followed by another stellar performance of her pan-African collaborative track titled “Africa”, featuring afro-pop Kenyan group Sauti Sol.

She had won the same award in 2015.