In Summary
  • Yemi is very comfortable in Kenya, and it showed.
  • One of the tracks, "Poverty" was translated into a Swahili version by Ivlyn Mutua.
  • She featured legendary African musician Angelique Kidjo on her "Shekere" track.

Nigerian international artiste, Yemi Alade, held a listening party for her album Woman of Steel at Blue Door Restaurant and Lounge, Kenrail Towers, Westlands.

The listening party was the fourth for this album after having similar ones in Lagos, London and Paris.

Yemi is very comfortable in Kenya, and it showed, having come straight from a weekend performance in Australia. Artistes from Wendy Kemunto, to Victoria Kimani to Chimano of Sauti Sol were invited to the listening party.

Acknowledging that East Africa, with Kenya in particular, holds a soft spot in her heart, the versatile artiste said she really needed to see for herself how the album's 13 tracks resonate with the audience here.

AFRICAN LEGEND
One of the tracks, "Poverty" was translated into a Swahili version by Ivlyn Mutua.

"I usually translate songs that are dearest to me into two languages: French and Swahili. That just shows my level of gratitude for the immense love I have received from these two regions. I even consider Nairobi to be my home, outside of Nigeria," said Yemi about the track, which is sort of a prayer for her and her loved ones to never experience poverty.

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