Yasmin Kadi ‘No Drama’ 18th Aug 2017
''... she’d literally blow the roof off!” Gary Crowley” - BBC London
Yasmin Kadi’s eagerly awaited, crowdfunded single No Drama produced by SOS (Ariana Grande, Emeli Sande, Stormzy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah) is finally here! No Drama is an infectious afrobeat pop banger, perfect for the sizzling 2017 summertime. Yasmin says “relationships, especially intimate ones, can be full of complications. This track is about wanting to say - I don’t want any more drama -take it to your mama, as I'm not interested!!”
Since Yasmin Kadi's debut single Earthquake charted at #1 on iTunes Ireland, she has performed alongside Paloma Faith at London's 02 Forum, headlined the Women of the World festival in 2016 at the Southbank, toured with MOBO Award winning Hip Hop veteran Roots Manuva and appeared in music videos for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne. Yasmin was the face and voice of Channel 4’s ‘All 4’ campaign alongside Alan Carr and John Snow and is currently starring alongside Usain Bolt in the new Virgin Media Campaign “This is Virgin Fiber”. She is even one of the lead performers in the latest Guitar Hero game! Her last single Go Down Low feat Moelogo was supported by the likes of SB:TV, Capital Xtra, Kiss Fresh, BBC Arts Hour, BBC Africa and BBC World Service.
Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yasmin was forced to flee to the UK with her family at a very young age, after her family home was attacked during the Sierra Leone blood diamond conflict. Amidst all that turmoil, Yasmin used music to express herself. “Growing up in Africa, you don't really have a voice, especially as a female”, Yasmin recollects. “You always had to suppress how you felt and your opinions didn't really matter to a certain extent, so I was determined naturally as I got older to just speak my mind”, and that is exactly what she has done, finding a voice through her music.