Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo popularly known by his stage name as Kcee is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, recording artiste, stage performer, model and a philanthropist. He was born on 18th April 1979 in Ajegunle, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 38 years old.
He is very handsome, gifted, creative and talented. Kcee is originally from Uli, a small town in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He was formerly in the Hip Hop duo group called Kc Presh. He currently has a record deal with Five Star Music. He worked with Del B, a record producer known for producing Kcee hit single like “Limpopo”.
Kcee completed both his primary and secondary school education in Ajegunle, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
In 1999, Kcee started his music career. Kcee and his longtime partner and friend Presh played as a duo for 12 years (from 1999 to 2011). Their work together as music partners gave them both a few recognition until 2011 when they split and went their separate ways to pursue their own careers.
Howeever, Kcee and Presh met in a local church choir in Lagos in 1999. Together in the church choir both of them became best of friends and career partners till both of them entered for the Star Quest TV reality show together and won the show.
Kcee is the immediate elder brother to Nigerian young billionaire E-money, who is currently the CEO of Five Star Music. In 2013, Kcee started his music career after breaking out from Presh. He rose to fame after releasing the hit single “Limpopo” a song produced by Del B. The song “Limpopo” ranked top at the MTV music chart and was banging in several clubs, TV and radio stations all over Nigeria.
The music video of the hit song “Limpopo” was later released in late 2013. The music video of the hit song “Limpopo” made him a public figure and earned him a nomination for Next Rated at the Headies Awards, Most Gifted Dance Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards and Song of the Year at the Headies Awards.
Kcee is currently signed to Five Star Music a record label own by his immediate younger brother E-Money in which he is also a share holder. Kcee has collaborated with artists like Harrysong, Skiibi, Iyanya, Davido, Wizkid, Bracket, Flavour, P-Square, Phyno, amongst others.
In 2013, Kcee signed a multi millionaire endorsement deal with Tele communications company MTN. In 2015, Kcee signed another multi millionaire endorsement deal with Tele communications company MTN and Magnum.
During the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the former first lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan appointed Kcee as Peace Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In 2013, Kcee released his first debut studio album “Take Over” with hit single like “Limpopo”.
Kcee in the cause of his career as an artiste have won several awards and has been nominated for several awards. In 2013, he won the award for Song of the Year and Producer of the Year for his hit single “Limpopo” at the Headies Awards. In 2013, he was nominated for Most Gifted Dance Video for his hit single “Limpopo” at the Channel O Music Video Awards.
In 2014, he was nominated for Best R&B/Pop Album of the Year at the Headies Awards. In 2014, he was also nominated for Artiste of the Year at the Headies Awards. In 2014, he won the award for Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year at the Headies Awards.
Kcee is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.
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