A ‘whole’ Yemi Alade has been denied a visa into Canada and the reason for this is equally shocking.
The singer who has one of the biggest tunes on YouTube in terms of number was reportedly denied a Canadian visa due to fear that she may not return to her native country.
French language newspaper, Le Devoir broke the news and ascribed reasons why the Nigerian star won’t be able to perform at a festival’s final closing concert on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
It was gathered that the 33-year-old is one of the headliners of the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique.
Festival co-founder, Suzanne Rousseau confirmed this and revealed that Yemi’s lack of ‘financial power, and fears that the group wouldn’t leave Canada’ were the reasons why she was bounced.
According to Rousseau, the process of applying for a visitor’s visa has been a huge challenge for the past five years.
“Finally, we got an answer saying the musicians were refused, saying they have to guarantee that they have enough financial means that will make them go back to their country,” she explained.