Yemi Alade is not married and doesn’t have a husband yet. However, the sensational singer has been linked to some prominent personalities in the Nigerian entertainment industry, such as Patoranking, Flavour, Phyno, and Alexx Ekubo.
In early 2021, Yemi Alade and Patoranking got married on the set of a music video, which sparked controversies among their fans. While many wondered there might be more to their professional relationship, others wished them a happy married life and hoped it happened in real life. However, in the past, Yemi Alade, famously known as Mama Africa, had been linked to being in a relationship with other celebrities, including Flavour N’Abania, Phyno, and Alexx Ekubo.
At 33, Yemi Alade is Still Single and Doesn’t Have a Husband
Ever since Yemi Alade entered the spotlight through her 2014 hit song, Johnny, she has become one of the most popular female artists in Nigeria and across the African continent. Her constant busy life and desire for freedom have left the talented music star searching for her soul mate. Since her rise to stardom, the singer focused more on her blossoming career instead of finding love for herself.
At 33 years old, many people are married with children, but for Yemi, her choice is to follow her passion and establish herself in the music industry. As one of the most successful female artists in Nigeria, Yemi Alade’s public life has been of interest to her many fans. However, it has been a thing of mystery when it comes to her love life and her dating history.
According to the songstress, she barely lived in her house until 2020 because of her tight work schedule. Yemi revealed that she enjoys being alone and has no marriage plans yet. Being single might be her personal decision, but that doesn’t mean the singer hasn’t been having suitors. In an Instagram update, Yemi said that while in Kenya, she was offered 20 cows by a Masai so she could marry him.
More so, a trip to her Instagram page would show you that despite her decision of ruling out getting married anytime soon, the singer has never stopped getting woos from her male fans. Nonetheless, Yemi has been in a few relationships, though yet to be confirmed, fans can’t wait to meet the man in her life.
There is also wide speculation that the Johnny singer might have dated someone in the past, but the relationship didn’t work out, which inspired her 2014 song, Johnny. The singer has recently made the news following her loved-up photos with the famous reggae/dance hall musician, Patoranking.
Yemi Alade and Patoranking Sparked Wedding Rumor in Early 2021
At the beginning of 2021, the singer appeared in matching traditional attire with Patoranking, looking all loved up and serving couple goals on the set of a music video. Afterward, what followed was a massive media frenzy. The duo wore what looked like wedding rings and looked so happy together.
What escalated the whole thing was that they both shared the photos on Instagram, calling themselves sweet names, which raised several eyebrows. Many other celebrities and their fans were happy and congratulated them, while others concluded it might be a way of telling everyone they are officially in a relationship.
Sources close to them claim the duo are working on a new project and quizzed when it will be released. Later, the pair collaborated on Patoranking’s Temptation, which was released in April 2021. To date, both parties are yet to confirm or refute the claim. As far as we can tell, Yemi Alade is still single and focused on building a lasting music career.
Who Has Yemi Alade Dated in the Past?
Since becoming a music sensation and one of the most trending names in the industry, Yemi Alade has been linked to a few notable celebrities in the past, including Flavour, Phyno, and actor Alexx Ekubo. Learn more about their relationship below.
Yemi Alade and Alexx Ekubo
Alexx Ekubo is a popular Nollywood actor and model best known for being a runner-up at the 2010 Mr. Nigeria. Yemi Alade and Alexx Ekubo were said to have been a thing between 2013 and 2014. At the time, fans believed the two were secretly dating up until the release of Yemi’s 2014 hit song, Johnny, where Alexx played the character of Johnny in the music video.
The rumors intensified after the song’s release as the duo were seen together on the red carpet during the African Magic Viewers Award. Neither Yemi nor Alexx has ever confirmed or refuted the claims to date.
Yemi Alade and Phyno
Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike, popularly known as Phyno, is a renowned Nigerian rapper, singer, and producer famed for his rap in the Igbo Language. Also, while the pair did a collabo on the song, Taking Over, Yemi Alade confessed to having a crush on Phyno.
During an interview with Lanre Odukoya, Yemi also disclosed that she would be happy to marry the rapper if they were dating. On his part, Phyno also confirmed during an interview with Hip TV that he could date Yemi. However, in 2015, the news of Yemi and Phyno’s relationship hit the airwaves after Yemi’s Instagram account was hacked.
The hacker released several conversations between the Johnny singer and Phyno, which hinted that these two were having a secret romance. Not long after, the whole media buzz died off, and the two artists focused on their respective careers.
Yemi Alade and Flavour (Ijele Africa)
While Wizkid and Tiwa Savage dominated the media space through their romantic gestures on social media and on stage in 2018, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour N’Abania or Ijele Africa, also made fans believe they might be in a romantic relationship at the time. Although some critics felt the romantic gestures were just a publicity stunt to promote their song Crazy Love, others thought it was a way of telling their fans they were dating.
Yemi Alade once revealed in an interview that she would love to date Flavour, thus, expressing her deep sense of attraction toward him. There was also a photo of the Johnny singer kissing a painting of him, which also trended on social media. However, Alade disclosed no longer exists. This could have possibly resulted from their collaboration or that she had gotten what she wanted at the time.
Yemi Alade might not have had the best relationship anyone can imagine, but the singer is very okay and happy with her single status. She has continued to do what she knows how to do best, and we hope she reviews her decision and keep her fans informed when she finds the love of her life.