Apart from his relationship with his wealthy brother, Kcee, named Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo at birth, is popular for his 2013 R&B/Soul hit single, Limpopo.
Like many of his contemporaries, the Nigerian music artist didn’t start out as a one-man team. He actually rolled out his musical career with his longtime friend and partner Presh, after which the duo formed a musical group known as KC Presh.
For twelve years, the pair released over 40 songs together, including but not limited to Everybody Dance O, Joyful Noise, Ginga Ur Swagga ft. Timaya, Shokori bobo. They also had to their credit, albums which they titled: Sio Nkpo – Make A Noise, Ose Baba, No Time, and Get Ready.
Kcee and Presh ended their musical relationship in 2011 when they mutually agreed to go pursue solo careers. Recall that the young men broke into stardom in the year 2002 when they won the much-converted Star Quest competition.
According to the Limpopo crooner, they entered the competition after Kano-born hip-hop singer Eedris AbdulKareem advised them to do so. For emerging winners at the competition, Kc and Presh were offered a 4 years music contract with the Nigerian-based hip-hop, R&B, pop record label Kennis Music and also received a one million naira cheque. Their performance at the competition also earned them several awards such as Best Akwa Cross Artist (2006), The Most Promising Act (2002), Best Collaboration, Best South-South Artist (Niger-Delta, 2006) and others.
Recall that Presh (real name Precious John) is from Southern Nigeria. While his collaboration with Kcee lasted, the duo performed alongside great Nigerian artists such as Oliver D Conque, Femi Kuti, and Lagbaja and also featured in the following tours and events Play Safe Rave Tour, Laff 4 Christ Sake, Nescafé Valentine Show, AY Live, Nite of a Thousand Laugh, AMAA Awards, and Calabar Xmas.
Who is Kcee?
He is a popular Nigerian songwriter and singer who rose to prominence in the music industry after winning the Star Quest competition in 2012.
His full name is Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo. The Limpopo crooner was born into an average family on April 18, 1979, in Ajegunle, Lagos State. His father was a DJ but there are records yet about his mother. The singer has a younger brother, who is also prominent within the entertainment circle.
The Headies Award-winning artist is of Uli (a fast-growing town in Anambra State) descent. He was raised in Lagos State, where he also had his basic education.
Kcee began his journey to stardom in his church choir, where he reportedly became friends with Presh. From growing their friendship as choir members, the two later formed a musical group along with their friends Domino and Emmy, who eventually went their separate ways after some time.
Kingsley is currently signed to Five Star Music and has worked with so many Nigerian music elites, including Del B, who doubled as the producer of his song Limpopo.
Talking about his love life, KCee Okonkwo is reportedly married to a young woman called Ijeoma Okonkwo. According to reports, the couple got married in 2010. It was also reported that they have given birth to two children.
What is His Relationship with E-Money?
As mentioned earlier, Kcee is best known for his relationship with his younger brother Emeka Okonkwo, popularly known as E-Money. Born on the 18th day of February 1981, the money bag was dubbed E-Money for flaunting his luxurious life on social media.
Emeka makes his money from a wealth of business channels, including in the oil and gas sector. He is best known as the CEO/founder of Five Star music studio while Kcee is the vice president of the label.
His Net Worth and Cars
Kcee’s first car was a Mercedez Benz 190 he bought with the money he received from Star Quest reality TV show contest. Today he owns about four gold-painted exotic cars. He recently shared a picture of his cars on social media. In addition to some awards he has won for himself (he won the Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year at The Headies 2004 while his song Limpopo was voted the Song of the Year at The Headies 2003), the Takeover hitmaker boats a net worth estimated to be $2 million.