Global Afropop superstar Yemi Alade is an unstoppable force, and in her true element and brand, she has released a brand new single “Lipeka” featuring Congolese artist Innoss’B. This dynamic and surprise collaboration is poised to set the music scene ablaze.

With Yemi Alade’s signature cross-cultural approach and Innoss’B’s distinctive blend of Congolese Rumba, the outcome of “Lipeka” is a catchy and infectious Afro dance track infused with Lingala, French and Nigerian lingua. The duo have created a musical masterpiece that transcends borders and celebrates the rich diversity of African music.

Yemi Alade is stirring excitement and tantalizing taste of her upcoming seventh body of work set for release in the last quarter of 2023. She teases, “My upcoming album is a representation of my thoughts, needs, experiences, stories, ideas and my desire to connect with every listener on each song. Every song is potent with stories.” The new single comes off the back of Yemi Alade’s streak of hit releases and completing the successful ‘African Baddie’ world tour alongside her African Train Band (that stopped in 22 countries). 

In 2023, Yemi continues her reign on the continental music charts, with a collection of hits maintaining their dominance like “Fear Love”, “Fake Friends (Iró Òre)”, “Pounds & Dollars” feat Phyno, “Baddie”“Jo Jo” feat. Bisa Kdei and “Bright Future” with Mr Vegas. 


Yemi Alade’s discography includes King of Queens (2014), Mama Africa – The Diary of an African Woman (2016), Mama Afrique EP (2017), Black Magic & Deluxe Version (2017), Woman of Steel (2019), Empress (2020), Queendoncom (2021) and African Baddie (2022). As Africa’s No 1 Afropop female artist, her plethora of hit singles include “Johnny”, “Shekere” with Angelique Kidjo, “Africa” feat. Sauti Sol, “Oh My Gosh”, “Ferrari”, “Na Gode” feat. Selebobo and “Bum Bum”. With the nickname “Mama Africa” by virtue of her love for her African heritage and the continent as a whole, Yemi Alade is also revered for her extraordinary stage-craft which has seen her perform to thousands of fans in stadiums across the world; and also to exclusive audiences such as the United Nations, Global Citizen and the British royal family – just to name a few. 

Yemi Alade won MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Female 2015 and 2016. She is also the first African female Afro Pop star to hit over 100 million views on YouTube and VEVO with her smash hit single “Johnny”, which is now the most viewed video from an African female pop star ever. Yemi Alade featured in Beyoncé’s compilation album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ on “Don’t Jealous Me ” alongside Mr Eazi and Tekno. In 2020, Yemi Alade became a UNDP Goodwill ambassador adding to her long list of responsibilities which includes her own charity named James and Helen PathWay Foundation. 


Born Innocent Didace Balume, known as Innoss’b developed a love of music from his parents and learned to sing as a child. When he was seven, Innoss’b joined up with his older brothers as Maisha Soul, and the group earned some regional notoriety by winning first prize at a talent contest during the Goma Tourism Fair. His talent even as a boy was apparent, and when American-Senegalese star Akon launched the inaugural season of Vodacom Superstars talent contest in the DRC, Innoss’b parents signed him up. The 12-year-old went on to win the first and only Vodacom Superstars contest and the chance to record a single, “Up and Away”with Akon. He went on to build a successful recording career, releasing three solo albums over the next decade, collaborating with Congolese legends like Werrason and Koffi Olomide, and notching hit singles with songs like “Yo Pe” and “Mon Boulot”. In 2013, he signed with Interglobe Music to release his debut album titled ‘Innocent’, two more albums, ‘Cha Cha’ and ‘Turn on the Radio’, followed in 2016. He released his fourth album, ‘Mortel-06’ in 2021 and ‘Afrocongo Planet Live’ in 2023.