Nigerian pop singer, Yemi Alade has taken some bashing on social media over the lack of depth in the lyrics of her songs as several Twitter users chided her and advised her to employ songwriters.
Yemi Alade needs to take a break for a year, get writers, make good music & then come back. Love her but all this nonsense has to stop.
— Papa Bule (@bule_jr) December 29, 2016
Yemi Alade fix ur sound
— UWA (@UwaOkokhue) December 30, 2016
The singer’s record label, Effyzzie responded to some of the comments in what many deemed as unprofessional but it was to be the least cringeworthy action in an episode which has now degenerated into the pathetic.
2 % of 180 million citizens are on twitter. And all of a sudden you know so much about music.
— EffyzzieMusicGroup (@EffyzzieMusic) December 30, 2016
Yemi Alade has now responded to the comments personally in a new video, telling her critics to shut up because she is ‘smiling to the bank’ before pulling out the gender argument. She reckons her critics should also scrutinise the lyrics of her male counterparts before bashing her.
Watch the video here:
You guys criticizing Yemi Alade lyrics should watch this. She just doesn’t care. pic.twitter.com/IgjBGeTvq0
— Joey Akan (@joeyakan) December 30, 2016