Yemi Alade Takes the AFCON Stage – A Celebration of Music, Dreams, and the Unbreakable Spirit of Africa

Yemi Alade’s Dream Come True: Set to Perform at 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Renowned Nigerian singer Yemi Alade recently shared her immense excitement and gratitude for an upcoming performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Describing it as a ‘dream come true,’ Alade expressed her anticipation and highlighted the significance of prayer and persistence in achieving one’s aspirations.

Longstanding Desire for Football Ceremonies:

In a post on her official account, Yemi Alade revealed her longstanding desire to perform at football ceremonies, dating back to 2016.

She emphasized the importance of verbalizing one’s dreams and prayers, underscoring the power of persistence and faith in realizing one’s heart’s desires.

Reflections on the Journey:

Alade shared insights into her journey, expressing that despite receiving calls almost every year for football championship performances, none had materialized favorably.

She revealed a moment of doubt when she wondered if her team was unintentionally hindering opportunities, but she chose to trust the process.

Seven years later, her dream is becoming a reality, leading her to express gratitude and acknowledge the beginning of a new chapter.

Anticipation for AFCON Performance:

Yemi Alade conveyed her excitement about the upcoming AFCON performance, envisioning a spectacle at the stadium surrounded by hundreds of dancers and a massive audience.

She expressed deep gratitude for the opportunity and credited her team for their role in making this dream a reality.

Insights into AFCON and Yemi Alade’s Impact:

The 34th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to be hosted by Ivory Coast from January 13 to February 11.

Yemi Alade, recognized as one of the leading female musicians in Nigeria and the continent, gained significant acclaim with her hit “Johnny” in 2014.

Known for her versatility in performing songs in French, Yoruba, and English, she has received accolades such as winning the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Female in both 2015 and 2016.


Yemi Alade’s upcoming performance at AFCON not only marks a personal triumph but also stands as a testament to the power of persistence and faith in achieving one’s dreams.

Her journey serves as an inspiration, emphasizing the importance of staying true to one’s aspirations and trusting the process.

As she prepares to grace the AFCON stage, her gratitude and anticipation resonate with fans and admirers alike.

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