Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo better known as Kcee who hails from Uli in Anambra State, was born on April 18, 1979 in the suburbs of Ajegunle. His father was a DJ; hence he developed love for music.
He attended Central High school, Isolo and went on to the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts.
Kcee's journey into music started when he alongside former partner Presh formed a group called KC Presh. The duo entered the maiden edition of the Star Quest talent show in 2002 and won it.
KC Presh signed a deal with Kennis Music and made a big debut in 2003. In 2006, they launched their own label-KP Records which was re-launched as "Blingz Record", affiliated with Grafton Records in South Africa around 2008.They went on to release an album under their new label "No Time" with the lead single "Shokori Bobo" in 2008.
12 years after meeting in a church choir and conquering the music industry together, Kcee and Presh decided to part ways, each pursuing solo careers. Kcee enjoyed success with his most notable single being "Limpopo" in 2013, the same year his album "Take Over" dropped. He has gone on to win a number of awards.
He is currently signed to Five Star Music, owned by his older brother Emeka Okonkwo, better known as E-Money. He also doubles as the label's vice-president and has artistes Harrysong and Skiibii under him.
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He is currently signed as an MTN ambassador.
He was also appointed as Peace Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by Patience Jonathan.
He also signed an endorsement deal with Air Peace Nigeria Limited.
Awards and Nominations
2013: Headies Song Of The Year (Limpopo) - Won
2013: Channel O Music Awards Most Gifted Dance Video (Limpopo) - Nominated
2014: Headies Best R&B/Pop Album (TakeOver) -Nominated
2014: Headies Hip Hop World Revelation of The Year (Takeover) -Won
2014: Headies Artiste Of The Year - WOn
2014: Channel O Music Awards Best Gifted Duo (Pull Over) -Won
2014: Nigerian Music Video Awards Best Highlife Video (Ogadinma) -Won
2014: Nigerian Entertainment Awrads Hottest Single of the Year (Pull Over) - Won