Kcee is an award-winning Nigerian afrobeat singer, songwriter, and performer. He is the elder brother of one of Nigeria’s richest men – E-money. Kcee announced his political aspiration of being the governor of Anambra State in an interview with Okey Bakassi in 2017.
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Kcee whose birth names are Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo was born on the 18th of April 1979, in Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria to late Mr Okonkwo who was a disc jockey (DJ). He hails from Uli, Anambra State, but was raised in Lagos State. He keeps his personal life; relationships, marriage, and investments private.
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He started his music career with his close friend, and partner – Precious John. At the beginning of his career, his family opposed his decision to go into music, but that didn’t deter him as he was persistent until he rose to fame.
The duo came to limelight after winning the Star Quest TV reality show. As winners of the show, they earned a four years’ music contract with Kennis Music and a cheque of one million Naira. Their victory indeed served as a major headway for their music career, because during that period, they received numerous awards and recognitions.
After being together for 12 years, the duo decided to pursue their solo careers in 2011. Kcee is currently under the Five-Star Music record label. The record label organises the Uli music festival in Anambra state every year. The festival which had its first edition in 2018 has the objective of making the people of Anambra happy.
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Kcee Cars And Houses
Kcee bought his first car – a Mercedes Benz 190, with the earnings from the Star Quest Tv Reality show. However, buzznigeria.com stated in 2018, that Kcee bought 4 additional cars, all painted in gold. Kcee’s younger brother also bought him a Mercedes Benz G-wagon, as a birthday gift. In addition to all his flamboyant cars, Kcee has a very exotic mansion that is the envy of most of his fans.
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Kcee’s Most Valued Fashion Piece.
Kcee’s luxurious lifestyle is no longer news to anyone. In an interview with Hiptv, Kcee revealed that his most valuable fashion piece is his stud earrings. He has numerous stud earrings, including one that is worth over a million Naira.
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- Kcee signed a multi-millionaire endorsement deal with MTN in 2013.
- Patience Jonathan made him Peace Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
- Kcee signed a multi-millionaire endorsement deal with MTN in 2015.
- He became a Magnum ambassador in 2015.
- Kcee is an ambassador of Air Peace Airline.
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- Takeover – 2013
- Attention to Detail – 2017
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- Bambala (as a featured artiste) directed by Avalon Okpe – 2016
- Agbomma directed by Tchidi Chikere – 2016
- Burn directed by Sneeze – 2018
- Bullion Squad directed by Moses Inwang – 2018
- Boo featuring Tekno directed by Clarence Peters – 2018
Awards And Nominations Of Kcee
- Best collaboration
- Most promising act – 2002
- Best South-South Artist – 2006
- The Best Akwa Cross Artist – 2006
- Limpopo was named song of the year at the Headies – 2013
- At the Channel O Music Video Awards, Limpopo was nominated for the most gifted dance video – 2014
- Takeover was nominated at the Headies as the Best R&B/Pop Album – 2014
- Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year at the Headies – 2014
- Nominated at the Headies as the Artiste of the Year – 2014
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Quotes Of Kcee
“Do not give your past the power to define your future, because your future can be bigger and better than yesterday and today.”
“Rape is the only crime the victim becomes the accused.”
Don’t pay attention to people who don’t celebrate your victories. They’ll be the ones’ to create hashtags when you fail or die. Be careful, be smart, love yourself, and love those who love you! Real friends are hard to come by.”
“It is impossible until you do it. Take charge!”
“Our culture makes us royalty! We are proud of what we are made of.”
“Dress smartly always, so you do not miss opportunities. Most people judge by appearance but stay true to yourself, don’t ever lie to yourself.”
“On your journey to greatness, remain focused because you will see a lot of distractions.”
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Net Worth of Kcee
Owing to Kcee’s multi-million endorsements and flourishing music career, it is expected that he should be worth millions. As expected, Kcee is worth $2 million according to buzznigeria.com.
Life Lessons From Kcee
Kcee is a very dedicated and persistent person. His passion for good music fuels his desire to do more, and the result is evident in the quality of music he produces. He is also a prayerful person who always puts God first. So, in essence, trust God, be dedicated and be passionate.
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