Mama Africa (Yemi Alade album)

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Mama Africa
Studio album by Yemi Alade
Released March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
Recorded 2015-2016
Genre
Label Effyzzie Music Group
Producer
  • Koribo Harrison (exec.)
  • Taiye Aliyu (exec.)
  • Selebobo
  • GospelOnDeBeatz
  • Masterkraft
  • BeatsByEmzo
  • Philkeyz
  • DJ Coublon
  • Rotimi Keys
  • Mr Chidoo
Yemi Alade chronology
King of Queens
(2014)King of Queens2014
Mama Africa
(2016)
Mama Afrique EP
(2017)
Deluxe edition cover
Singles from Mama Africa
  1. "Na Gode"
    Released: July 10, 2015
  2. "Do as I Do"
    Released: December 8, 2015
  3. "Ferrari"
    Released: March 9, 2016
  4. "Kom Kom (feat. Flavour)"
    Released: May 18, 2016
  5. "Africa (feat. Sauti Sol)"
    Released: July 5, 2016
  6. "Tumbum"
    Released: November 9, 2016

Mama Africa, stylized as Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman, is the second studio album by Nigerian singer Yemi Alade. It was released on March 25, 2016, by Effyzzie Music Group. The album is the follow-up to her debut album, King of Queens (2014).[1] It features guest appearances from P-Square, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol, Flavour N'abania, Rotimi Keys, DJ Arafat and Selebobo, with production from GospelOnDeBeatz, DJ Coublon, Selebobo, Philkeyz, BeatsByEmzo, Masterkraft, Rotimi Keys and Mr. Chidoo.

The album's release was preceded by the singles "Na Gode", "Do As I Do", and "Ferrari". It was made available for pre-order on iTunes a week before its official release.[2] Yemi Alade announced that proceeds from the sale of the album will go to the FeedAChild charity project.[1] The deluxe edition of the album was released on April 6, 2016, and features guest vocals from South African musicians Bucie and AKA.[3]

"Tumbum" is featured on the 2017 video game Just Dance 2018.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Na Gode" (featuring Selebobo)Yemi Eberechi AladeSelebobo3:26
2."Tumbum"Yemi Eberechi AladeSelebobo3:03
3."Tonight" (featuring P-Square)Yemi Eberechi AladeGospelOnDeBeatz3:54
4."Kom Kom" (featuring Flavour N'abania)Yemi Eberechi AladeMasterkraft3:56
5."Baby's Back"Yemi Eberechi AladeDJ Coublon3:22
6."Marry Me"Yemi Eberechi AladeSelebobo3:28
7."Africa" (featuring Sauti Sol)Yemi Eberechi Alade 3:57
8."Ferrari" DJ Coublon3:27
9."Do As I Do" (featuring DJ Arafat) DJ Arafat3:17
10."Kelele" (featuring Rotimikeys)Yemi Eberechi Alade 3:21
11."Ego" (featuring Sarkodie)Yemi Eberechi AladeMasterkraft3:57
12."Mama" Mr. Chidoo3:23
13."Dorcas"Yemi Eberechi AladeSelebobo3:52
14."Nakupenda"Yemi Eberechi AladeRotimikeys3:31
15."Koffi Anan (Freestyle)"Yemi Eberechi AladePhilkeyz3:25

Critical reception[edit]

The album has gotten mostly positive reviews from the critics, Chiagoziem Onyekwena of Filter Free awarded the album 7.8/10 adding, "Yemi has managed to craft a collection of songs that have the potential to appeal to fans in every African country close to the equator."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sakoh, Makale (25 March 2016). "Yemi Alade Releases Her Sophomore Album "Mama Africa"". Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Solanke, Abiola (12 April 2016). "Mama Africa album available for pre-order". Pulse. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Solanke, Abiola (4 April 2016). "Singer set to release deluxe edition of her "Mama Africa" album". Pulse. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yemi Alade – Mama Africa (The Diary of an African Woman) [Album Review] | filterfree_". filterfree_. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-23.