Yemi Alade Speaks On Her Beef With BET Awards


Most of you would remember how Yemi Alade blasted the BET Awards 2015 which was held in Los Angeles, U.S.

The petite energetic singer has opened up on why she blasted the organizers of the prestigious awards ceremony.

Reiterating her stand on African artistes on the continent getting the deserved treatment like international counterparts, Yemi Alade insisted that winners of BET awards should not be presented with their awards in private.

Speaking to The Punch the Effizzy Entertainment recording artist said: –

To be honest, we do not want to talk about the BET saga again. The reason I voiced out was because I felt Africans deserve better treatment; we put a lot of work into our craft and we deserve to be celebrated like our colleagues abroad. They should not just nominate Africans and give us our awards in private, we should also be celebrated and mix with our colleagues abroad. Beyond the ceremony and party, mingling with our colleagues at such events would also help us make new friends.’

Continuing, she said: –

It would be funny for people to say that my remark on social media was because I did not win the award. That would be a very wrong thought. The communication with them was not so pleasant. They made it look as if they were doing us a favour. My thought on whether I would be nominated again at the BET Awards is very simple, God blesses and not man. If God keeps blessing me, you cannot hate but join the party.’


  1. Nigerian Celebs re always very greedy! They always want some more..they leave in self denial and un appreciative. off course they re doing us a favour it’s their awards not ours. first we were nowhere to be found recently the organisers decide to appreciate us and gave us a little space yet we r not contented we want more than that at a go. That’s why Edris went to fight 50cents cos u want to be measured like them, no be by force na gradual! The fans can’t mingle well with our celebs even when u re richer than them. be it in an occasion , event or anywhere it will be wrong for that rich fan to say why can’t I be treated the same way say as Waje or Banky, my dear that will be bad belle! And it’s not allowed. Naija Celebs are like fans to American celebs. No be today.


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