Farida Nabourema, a Togolese activist, had called out the singer for her role in perpetuating the political oppression of the people of Togo.
She had said she used to love Yemi Alade, until she listened to her singing in support of “one of the most brutal dictators in Togo, because they paid her a couple of hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
But when contacted by Pulse TV, Taiye Aliyu, the singer’s manager, said:
It was a normal show you go for in the country. It was a festival they normally do. It wasn’t a political thing at all. Yemi Alade just went there to perform.