It is the turn of velvety-voiced Yemi Alade, and two other young African entertainers to feature on African Voices sponsored by Globacom on the Cable News Network (CNN).
The 30-minute magazine programme is broadcast on CNN on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 5.30 p.m.; Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m with a repeat broadcast on the same channel on Monday at 5.30 a.m.
South Africa’s pop star, Amanda Black and Tanzania’s recording act, Ben Pol are the two other talents to field questions on the programme alongside Yemi Alade. 31 year-old songstress Yemi, flagged off her music career after she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She followed the laurel with the release of a hit single titled “Johnny” in 2014.
Not a stranger to awards, Yemi Alade won the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) for Best Female Artiste in Western Africa in 2015 and 2018; the MTV Awards in 2015; and the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Award as Female Artiste of the Year in 2015. She has also won the Headies Awards for four consecutive years.
The second guest, Amanda Benedicta Antony, 27, is popularly known by her stage name Amanda Black.She achieved recognition in 2016 following the release of her hit single “Amazulu” which earned her nominations in five categories each at the 16th edition of the Metro FM Music Awards and the 2017 South African Music Awards. She also got nominated for Viewers Choice, Best International Act at the 2017 edition of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
The third guest, Bernard Michael Paul Mnyang’anga, better known as Ben Pol, is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter whose single“Ningefanyaje”, featured Kenyan artiste Avril and ranked number 1 on Soundcity TV, Top 10 East and Africa Rox Countdown.
The 30-year-old Ben Pol participated in Coke Studio Africa S3 in 2015 alongside 25 top artists including Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol and Flavour. He won Best R&B Song for 2011 and 2012, Best Songwriter, 2013, in the Tanzania Music Awards and Best Male Vocalist of the Year in the Under 30 Youth Awards 2013.