Kingsley Chinwieke Okonkwo, best known by his stage name Kcee, is a 43-year-old popular Nigerian singer and composer. He was born on April 18, 1979.
The Southeast-born musician, who has been active in the business for close to 20 years, rose to fame with his top hits Limpopo and Pull Over.
He used to be a member of the musical group Kcee Presh.
One of Five Star Entertainment’s top executives and a signed artist is Kcee. He is E-older Money’s brother, the business tycoon.
Kcee was born into the Amapatu village, South-East Nigeria, family of Chief Okonkwo and Mrs. Okonkwo. His hometown is Uli, which is a part of Anambra State’s Ihiala Local Government Area. On April 18, 1979, he was born and given the name Kingsley Chinwieke.
Kcee was reared in a Christian home because his parents were Catholic believers. He thus routinely attended religious services with his siblings. Additionally, he comes from a hardworking family that values both enterprise and education equally.
Before relocating to Lagos, the nation’s commercial center, in search of greener pastures, he spent his formative years in the state of Anambra. He relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, among other reasons to pursue his ambition of becoming a music sensation.
Emeka, Kcee’s younger brother, is popularly known by the moniker E-Money. The latter has helped Kcee achieve his professional objectives and given him money to start a solo music career.
Kcee received his primary and secondary schooling at prestigious public schools in Anambra State.
His First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate both showed good results for him.
Kcee and Hajie became friends while they were both members of the choir because they shared a passion for popular music. They joined together to create the hip-hop group KC Presh. The pair competed for and won the Star Quest TV reality show. For Kcee and his pal, this was the beginning of great things to come. After winning the competition, they were given opportunity to start their music careers.
They collaborated on some successful singles, which helped them land gigs at concerts and shows. After some time, though, both musicians made the decision to go their separate ways and start solo careers.
Kcee surprised the business when he delivered the top-diagramming single, Limpopo, in 2012. The tune was a business achievement and aided put Kcee at the center of attention. He was selected for grants as a result of the single.
The tune was created by one of the business’ best makers, Del B. For his work with Limpopo, he won the Tune Of The Year at the 2013 The Headies Grants.
He commended the accomplishment with the hit tune, Pull Over. The Wizkid highlighted single got monstrous airplay on radio broadcasts and Television slots across the world. Also, it was casted a ballot as one of the main ten club jams for that year.
The skilled artist, Kcee delivered his presentation studio collection, Takeover, in 2013. The collection sold a great many units across the globe. Four years, he dropped his subsequent venture, Meticulousness. In 2020, he delivered the melody, Sweet Mary J, which was his most memorable single for the year.
Awards and Nominations
At the 2014 The Headies Awards, Kcee was presented with the Hip Hop World Revelation Of The Year honor. He was nominated for the Artiste of the Year and Best R&B/Pop Album awards that same year.
Kcee updates his social media profiles with images from his opulent lifestyle. He interacted with his admirers and promoted his work on the network as well.
He has over 3.6 million followers on Instagram.
- Instagram handle – @iam_kcee
- Twitter handle – @iam_kcee
In contrast to several superstars, Kcee has succeeded in both his job and marriage. His three children are Kwemtochukwu Okonkwu, Kanye Okonkwu, and Somto Okonkwo. He is happily married to Ijeoma Okonkwo. He turned 43 years old this year, too. His family and close friends had thrown him a magnificent birthday party as he got a year older.
Kcee is the owner of a number of upscale homes in Nigeria and Europe. He has a fleet of vehicles in his garage, and his principal abode is on a posh estate on Victoria Island.
Kcee agreed to a multimillion dollar contract in 2013 to serve as one of MTN’s ambassadors. He was chosen to represent Nigeria as a peace ambassador by Dame Patience Jonathan, the former first lady.
In 2015, he inked a contract with the company Magnum. He entered into a new agreement with MTN the same year.
Kcee has been earning a sizable sum of money from his music career ever since he rose to fame.
He has also invested in many industries to diversify his sources of income. This has aided in his financial accumulation.
Kcee’s current net worth is thought to be between $5 and $10 million USD.