Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Kcee ( Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo) | E-Money Five Star Music

His Name is Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, popular known by his stage name, Kcee.
Kcee was born on August 18, in Ajegunle a suburb of Lagos, to a father who was a DJ.

He attended Central High school, Isolo; and went on to University Of Nsukka where he graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts.

In an interview the star singer mentioned few things about poverty and hustling:


"In Ajegunle there is hustle. You need to fight for yourself. In the ghetto you need to hustle for yourself. My parents tried training me in school, but of course it was beyond that. I saw other young people hustling and I had to join the trend. It is either you hustle or you die in the ghetto and like I said I didn’t want to beg, so I had to hustle for myself and today it’s paying off."

Kcee's dream was to become a professional footballer as he played for Julius Berger and Puma football clubs locally.


Music for him started right from when he was in secondary school when he started singing in the church choir.
His musical career took off when he emerged winner of star quest in 2002 which he won along side his former
partner Precious John.

Kcee and his longtime partner and friend Presh made an impact in the entertainment industry as a duo for 12years they worked together as music partners which gave then both a few recognition.

KC Presh signed a deal with Kennis Music(the biggest record label in Nigeria at the time) and made a big debut in 2003, He, alongside Presh, kicked off their own label – KP Records in 2006 after the spell at Kennis.


They re-launched the label as ‘Blingz Record’ and released a new album ‘No Time’ with the lead single ‘Shokori bobo’ in 2008.

When Kcee saw the collaboration with PRESH wasn't mutual anymore , he opted to being a solo artiste which necessitated their split in 2011.

After the split, the singer and his elder brother, Emeka Okonkwo (also known as E-money) became owners of Five Star Music.
Limpopo was the hit single that brought him to a bigger limelight. One thing about Limpopo is, it’s a sweet music.
When he recorded Limpopo, it took him less than 40minutes.


In 2013, Kcee released his next album called 'Take over'. In the same year, he has won several awards like KORA awards, Channel O awards and Hip-hop world awards.
Guest Appearances in his album includes – Wizkid, Flavour, D’Banj, Davido, Don Jazzy, Timaya, Mr. Songz, Skiibii, Phyno, and the song was produced by Black Jersey, Del B, Jo Pee, Soso Sobrekon.



 

Popular songs of Kcee
 Limpopo, Emmah, Give it to me, Pullover, Okoso, Hakuna Matata,  Okpekete, Tori Tori, Fine Face

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kcee – “Love Boat” ft. Diamond Platnumz

Since hitting stardom Kcee has since then bought different cars 12. His fleet of cars includes “Limpopo”
1. 2013 Bentley Continental GT.
2. 2013 Range Rover.
3. 2013 BMW X6.

Kcee was made a brand ambassador for MTN as well as a peace ambassador for African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM).

AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS include :
2013 City People Awards: Most Popular Song of the year ‘Limpopo’ + Best Collaboration, ‘Give it to me RMX ft. Flavour’
Ii. CAAN Music Awards 2013 – Artiste of the Year – Kcee

Kcee was once married to Ijeoma Okonkwo, however the pair split up. Reportedly, now Kcee is dating Nollywood actress Ebube Nwagbo.

So his success story is about dedication, passion and commitment.


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