Nigeria’s Yemi Alade on her Swahili love

Nigerian Afro-pop singer Yemi Alade tells BBC Africa’s Sophie Ikenye about her love for Swahili and her new album Mama Africa.

Nigerian Afro-pop singer Yemi Alade, whose hit song Jonny dominated charts across Africa two years ago, won MTV’s best female African artist for 2015.

One of the songs on her new album, Mama Africa, is a Swahili version of the track Na Gode, which means thank you in Hausa and had lyrics in mixture of Nigerian languages.

She spoke to BBC Africa’s Sophie Ikenye about her love for Swahili and the theme of the new album.

Source: BBC Africa

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