Kcee Net Worth, Business and Biography
History and Biography
“Kcee” as popularly known by his stage name was born Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo in Ajegunle, Lagos state Nigeria. Kcee had plans of becoming a professional footballer, but who knows whether he was inspired sing because his father was a disc jockey (Dee-Jay or DJ). Kcee is from a humble background which probably may be the reason behind his working very harder to reach the position that he is now.
Kcee has mentioned severally that he did menial jobs in the streets of Ajegunle while he was still in the secondary school. According to him, the hustle in Ajegunle was real (and still is) leaving the inhabitants of the ares choice-less as it is either you hustle or you die in hunger. According to some sources, Kcee once sold furniture to make a living.
Kcee Net Worth, Business and Biography
Birth and Parentage
Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo popularly known as Kcee was born in Ajegunle on the 18th April, 1979 in Ajegunle, Lagos state Nigeria to a DJ father.
Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo a.k.a Kcee did both his primary and secondary school in Ajegunle, Lagos State, Nigeria. That was where he got his first school leaving certificate and his Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
KC Presh and the Split Up
Kcee started his music career in his church where he sang in his church choir. It is there that he met Precious (Presh). After meeting Precious in his church choir, they both teamed up and formed a hip-pop music group that was known as KC-PRESH. Before starting their own record label, they were both signed onto Kennis Music which was by that time the biggest label imprint in the country. Kcee and Presh were together as a team and were making it. After 12 years of being together they decided to separate in 2011.
Awards and Nominations
Kcee has won so many awards, especially in the year 2014. Kcee won the “Headies Awards” for the song of the year category in 2013.
Kcee Limpopo single was nominated at the 2013 “Channel O Music Awards” in the most gifted dance video category. Same 2013 he won the City People Entertainment Awards with his “Limpopo” most popular song of the year.
In 2014 he was nominated at “The Headies Awards” for the artist of the year category.
The year 2014 was indeed a good year for Kcee, some of his achievements in the year includes the following;
- Nomination for the most gifted dance video for his hit track “Limpopo” in 2013
- He won the Headies award of the song of the year for his single “Limpopo”
- He was also nominated for the artist of the year at Headies awards in 2014
- He was given the hip-pop World revelation of the year award by the Headies awards
Kcee was a brand ambassador to Telecommunication Company, MTN Nigeria in 2013. The deal was renewed in 2015. In 2015 also he signed a deal with soft liquor company, Magnum.
He is also an ambassador for airline company Air Peace. He was appointed as a Peace ambassador by the Former first lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan.
Kcee Net Worth
Kcee Net Worth stands at $2million.
Summary of Facts About Kcee
- Kcee was born on 18th April 1979 in Ajegunle.
- Kcee most hit single is Limpopo.
- Kcee is currently 39 years old and will be 40 by April 18th of 2019
- His current record label is the Five Star Music, which is owned by his younger brother, E-Money.
- He is from Uli, in Anambra State, Nigeria
- He has done collaboration with many artists such as
- Kcee has collaborated with artists like Harrysong, Skiibi, Iyanya, Davido, Wizkid, Bracket, Flavour, P-Square, Phyno, amongst others.
- Kcee signed a mouth-watering deal with telecommunication giants MTN and Magnum.
- He was appointed Peace ambassador of the federal republic of Nigeria by former first lady Patience Jonathan.
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