Born on January 29 1993, Alejo Martin Oludemilade popularly known as Ycee is a Nigerian rapper, MC, singer and songwriter. Ycee hails from Badagry area of Lagos state Nigeria and was born in Festac town also in Lagos to Mr. and Mrs. Alejo. He went to Dr. Soyemi Memorial Nursery and Primary School where he got his primary education from where he went to Nigeria Navy secondary school to complete his secondary education. In the year 2013, he got admission to the University of Lagos to study Marine biology.
Ycee’s music career started in 2012 when he signed to Tinny Entertainment Mafia as an underground artist. His breakthrough came in 2015 when He dropped his single titled “Condo”, which featured vocals from popular Nigerian artist Patoranking. The song went on to get him nominations at various award shows; which include the 2015 Nigerian entertainment awards where he bagged 2 nominations; and also the Headies where he was nominated for the ‘Next rated category’.
Later in the year 2015, he dropped his next single Jagaban which took off; and he later dropped the remix featuring fellow Nigerian rapper Olamide. This was his next big hit single which began to establish him as a household name and gain him more recognition. By the year 2016 he had dropped 3 major hit singles which included; Condo, Jagaban and Omo Alhaji. This only further got him more nominations and recognition among major music critics and his peers in the music industry.
In 2017, Ycee dropped his debut project titled the first wave EP. It included hit singles such as Link up, Juice, Wavy and Bubbly. It was well received by critics and fans, Juice went on to be one of the most streamed Nigerian songs in the year 2017.
His albums include;
- First Wave 2017
- Late Night Vibrations 2018
- Omo Alhaji
- Say bye bye
- Juice Remix
- Don’t Need Bae
- Tropicana Fruit Juice
- Ogene Remix
- Link Up
- Kill Nobody
- Be There
- All Night
- Need To Know
- Your Love
- Berry Juice
Ycee has gotten lots of nominations and he is gradually establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He has however only won few at the moment which include;
- “Rookie of the year” at the Headies 2016
- “Best African hip-hop” at AFRIMA 2017
Singer Simi in 2016 fueled speculations of being in a relationship with YCEE when she gave an interview confirming this but she later recanted calling it a joke.
YCee Net Worth
Ycee has an estimated net worth of $ 1.5 million.