I hardly win awards in Nigeria because I always turn down sex requests – Yemi Alade

I hardly win awards in Nigeria because I always turn down sex requests – Yemi Alade

Nigerian music sensation Yemi Alade has opened up about the struggles that women in the entertainment industry face, particularly addressing the issue of sexual harassment and its impact on career advancement.

Alade bravely shared that her decision to not succumb to sexual advances from industry men has resulted in her being overlooked for awards and other opportunities. She recounted instances where her refusal to engage in such activities led to her being denied recognition and accolades within the music scene.

The talented artist emphasized the widespread nature of sexual advances in the Nigerian entertainment sector, stating, “There was a time in the industry when everyone wanted to sleep with me, and it was like, ‘Yemi, if you don’t do this, you won’t have that.’ Today, men are the reason I don’t win awards in Nigeria.”

Despite facing numerous challenges and missed opportunities, Alade remains firm in her commitment to uphold her dignity and integrity. She expressed gratitude for her loyal fan base, acknowledging that while some doors may have closed due to her principles, she values the unwavering support she receives from her fans.

Yemi Alade’s candid revelations have sparked important conversations about the treatment of women in Nigeria’s entertainment industry and the significance of recognizing talent based on merit. Her courage in sharing her truth sheds light on a larger issue within the sector and underscores the importance of creating a safe and equitable environment for all artists.