‘I Started As A DJ’— Afrobeat Star Kcee Reveals Career Journey

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Popular Nigerian artist Kingsley Okonkwo, also known as Kcee, has revealed an interesting aspect of his musical journey, stating that he kick-started his career as a disc jockey (DJ).

He revealed this while speaking on the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast.

He disclosed that both he and his brother, Emeka Okonkwo, or E-Money, initially pursued DJing before venturing into other aspects of the music industry.

Reflecting on his upbringing, Kcee shared insights into his early exposure to music, saying, “My father was a DJ and a record seller, so I grew up surrounded by music. I was helping sell records from a very young age, familiarizing myself with the sounds of old-school artists.”

He continued, “Even during my secondary school years, I was actively involved in managing a record store and spinning tracks at events. Both E-Money and I started our journey as DJs, which exposed us to a wide variety of artists and genres.”

Acknowledging the profound influence of his father on his musical trajectory, Kcee credited his enduring success in the industry to his keen “ear for a hit song,” a skill honed over years of immersion in the music scene.

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By Timileyin Abdulsalam Entertainment Reporter
Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.