Yemi Alade made her debut in a girl group named Noty Spices in 2005. Her musical discovery began after she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She later released her first single "Fimisile" under the Jus' Kiddin' label. In 2012, she signed to music label Effyzzie Music Group and released her single "Ghen Ghen Love".
In July of 2013, Alade released the emotive video for her romantic afro-R&B "Bamboo", produced by Fliptyce. "Bamboo" went on to be a moderate hit and a massive love and wedding anthem. In the last quarter of 2013, she broke records when her most recent hit single, "Johnny", produced by Selebobo, was leaked on the internet. The dance number received major critical acclaim and became an instant smash hit, topping and dominating countless music charts across the globe. It been listed as one of the best songs of 2013 despite the fact it was released towards the end of the year without a video.
Alade has featured on the covers of a number of magazines and has performed around the world, sharing the stage and songs with Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Becca, May D, Waje and Yemi Sax, headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and also was called upon to open the 2013 edition of the televised Headies Awards ceremony (popularly referred to as the "Nigerian Grammys") with an electrifying performance.