Yemi Alade has narrated a mean treatment she suffered in the hands of an air hostess during a flight to the United Kingdom.
The Afro-pop singer alleged that she suffered racial discrimination from an air hostess but refused to share details of the airline in her Instagram post on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
The 29-year-old shared a video where she narrated her disappointment at how she was treated because of the way she looked.
Sporting an Arsenal jersey in the video – obviously what she wore on the plane – the singer said the hostess estimated her worth by her appearance.
“…One of the hostesses basically grab my legs and shook it to wake me up and I was dazed at the behaviour because I was in a deep sleep….” she narrated.
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“Have you ever been poorly treated by an air hostess? Racial discrimination is a No No! Treat people with respect! It shouldn’t be sizing people up so you can address them according to your mental estimate. It’s inhumane,” The songwriter captioned her Instagram video.
Since Yemi Alade posted the video, the Instagram post has been viewed 77,679 times as at Friday, July 27, 2018.
Yemi Alade says she is as big as Wizkid and Davido
In an recent interview on Hot 98.3 Fm, Yemi Alade speaking on a range of issues sparked controversy when she claimed that there is no number one artist in the country, as she commands the same audience as the likes of Wizkid and Davido.
”What I have done with this kind of career that puts you in the limelight and keeps you vulnerable to everybody’s opinion, is I just have to make sure my opinion is paramount, it is number one…
I respect everybody, we all inspire each other in this industry… there is actually no number one because your top five artistes in Nigeria that are the biggest in Africa can shut down the exact same capacity, the same capacity Wizkid holds down in Africa, I hold it down, the same capacity Davido holds down in Africa, I hold it down, the same venues, we all shut it down.
So there is no number one, and that is the truth but not everybody will agree to that, people will say Yemi shut up but that is the truth.. why don’t we go ask the promoters, the people who know the numbers?” she says.
This comments soon generated wild spread reactions on social media with mixed responses from a section of fans who supported her and others who thought she had an exaggerated view of her music.