Kcee features as one of the wealthiest musicians in Nigeria. He is also a songwriter and a singer. His full name is Kingsley Chinweike, Okonkwo and is known to share attributes with the American Air Force 1.
Kcee was born in Ajegunle, Lagos State. He hailed from a humble background and juggled many menial tasks to get through primary and secondary school. His father held the occupation of Disk jockey which may have been the catalyst that got him into the Music Industry.
Kcee began growing interest in the world of music, first from his father and secondly from singing in his church choir. It was in church that he met Precious, leading to the formation of a hip-hop music group: KC – PRESH. The most significant record label, Kennis Music later signed them at that time, until sometime then when they pulled out and formed their record label “Kp records.”
After a solid 12 years of partnership, KC – PRESH was broken in 2011 with each facing a solo career. Before this split, they were known for many exploits including contesting for the “Star Quest” in 2002 of which they won this competition beating other artists like Asa, P-square, Mr. Raw and Klint D Drunk.
In 2013, many years after the split, Kcee released his very first solo album “Take over” which was recorded by his billionaire brother’s record label “Five Star Music.”
This remains his only album till today, although he has released many songs and collaborations with other popular artiste like Wizkid.
In 2013, Kcee received an award for the song of the year by the Headies Awards. Again in 2013, he was nominated for the most gifted dance video by the Channel O Music Awards.
In 2014, he also released yet another award at the Headies Awards for the song of the year.
That same year he received an award for the most popular song of the year by the City People Entertainment Awards.
In 2014, he received a nomination fire the “artist of the year” category by the Headies Awards.
In the year 2013, MTN Nigeria endorsed Kcee as its Ambassador. This contract was renewed again in 2015.
In the year 2015, he also received an endorsement deal with a soft liquor company Magnum. He is also endorsed as an Ambassador for Airline Company “Air Peace.”
He also received a Peace Ambassador appointment by the Form First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Dame Jonathan.
He is currently estimated to be worth about $2 million.