I came across this report today and decided to share.
It’s 40 facts featured on the one and only Limpopo King — Okpekete Master1 of Anambra – KCEE’oy
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KCee’s Rise To Stardom is a story filled with Promises, Disappointments, Hopes, Failures, Many Ups and Downs and eventually Success. You have many lessons to pick from his twist.
He’s currently part of the Most Sought After Musicians in Nigeria. His hit single, Limpopo was unarguably 2013′s Nigeria Song Of The Year.
We Present to you…….
1. His Real Names are Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo
2. He is also known as ‘Limpopo King’ ‘Okpekete Master’
3. He had his Primary School Education in Ajegunle – Tolu Primary School, Ajegunle then to Central High School, Isolo
4. In the early 2000s, he met with former partner Presh (Precious John) in a church choir. They met up with a third member, named the group KC Presh and released their first single ‘Ose baba’, shot a video for it.
5. It was Eedris Abdulkareem’s Advice that they put in for Star Quest in 2002.
5. In 2002, the duo entered the first ever Edition of Nigerian Breweries STAR QUEST Talent Show and won, beating the likes of Asa, P Square, Klint da Drunk, Mr Raw (formerly known as Nigga Raw)..
6. KC Presh signed a deal with Kennis Music(the biggest record label in Nigeria at the time) and made a big debut in 2003
7. He, alongside Presh, kicked off their own label – KP Records in 2006 after the spell at Kennis
8.They re-launched the label as ‘Blingz Record’, affiliated with Grafton Records in the South around 2008.
9. They went on to release an album under the Blingz Records Imprint-released a new album ‘No Time’ with the lead single ‘Shokori bobo’ in 2008.
10. As a result of frustration, KCEE ventured in furniture business in 2009 – 2010. He started importing furnitures into the country but he still didn’t derive the pleasure and satisfaction from it.
11. ‘Limpopo’ was the Eighth (8) Single and 6th Video he released since he breaking up with his partner, Phresh.
12. His fleet of cars includes “Limpopo”
1. 2013 Bentley Continental GT.
2. 2013 Range Rover.
3. 2013 BMW X6.
13. He released his first solo-album – TAKEOVER on November 1.
Album – Takeover
Artiste – KCee
Guest Appearances – Wizkid, Flavour, D’Banj, Davido, Don Jazzy, Timaya, Mr. Songz, Skiibii, Phyno
Producers – Black Jersey, Del B, Jo Pee, Soso Sobrekon
Record Label – Five Star Music (2013)
Duration – 1 Hour, 1 minute
14. He started singing like most artistes from the church choir where he met Presh. They led the chior together.
They formed a group then that had Presh , Domino and Emmy.
15. He decided, alongside Presh to pursue Solo careers after 12 years of performing as a group in 2011.
16. He once dated Nollywood Actress, Ebube Nwagbo up until 2010 when they broke up. They are rumours they back though but all we can tell you is that KCee is so focused on his career right now.
17. He bought his first car in 2002 , a Mercedez Benz 190, after the N1million naira from Star Quest Reality Show.
18. KCee’s father was a DJ, he sold CD’s and records. He had over 4 Record Sales Shops back then.
19. He is signed to Five Star music and its owned by his blood brother, E-money Emeka Okonkwo, who is the President while he is the Vice-President.
20. Harrysong now, Mr Songz wrote the Limpopo Song.
21. He graduated from University of Nigeria, Nzukka where he studied Theatre Arts.
22. Facts About Limpopo – It was just a slang he created meaning ‘Let’s Have Fun’ but after the song, he found out that there is a river in South Africa and a street in Abuja by the name Limpopo.
Okpekete simply means a Lovely, Sexy, Curved, Shaped girl
23. His (visible) Tattoos are in his Upper Arms
He has a rose flower, which is a sign of love. Inside the rose, there are two birds which signify freedom. There’s a diamond by the side which stands for riches, and then there is a star, which is a symbol of his image. He had them done in Spain.
24. His favourite fashion accessory is a stud-earring. He has over 30 Expensive Stud-Earrings
25. His favourite meal is White soup and wheat
26. He recorded 6 albums with the former group KC Presh
27. He is from Anambra State.
28. While he was in Ajegunle, he used to play for Julius Berger. He also played for Puma.
29. Just last week he was appointed Peace Ambassador by the First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan for African First Ladies Peace Mission.
30. The first time he came back home with money was when he performed somewhere, Julius Agwu introduced to him to. It was the ‘Oh Play Safe’ Rave for Gold Circle condom, then they were raising awareness for HIV. He was paid N20, 000,
31. He calls his style of music ‘sweet music’ because its sweet you can’t resist it. It is a fusion of high life, soul, punk, r ‘n’ b, according to him.
32. He once housed Pop Singer, Iyanya for 4 years.
33. He is into Oil and Gas under his coy, Five Star Oil & Gas.
34. His Celebrity crush is Rihanna
35. His Shoe Size is 43/44, His Height is 5ft 9in, His Favorite Color/Number is White/1
36. His favourite performance is Music Fest Plans in Mallorca, Spain.
37. His Role Model is Nelson Mandela.
38. Kcee’s Limpopo [Official Video] has over 1,873,339 views on YouTube.
39. On June 19 2013, He got an endorsement deal with MTN, a telecoms Company.
40. His first hit solo single is Okpekete.
>| His visible humanitarian gestures in the past year, 2013 spans:
I. He gave out his Hublot wristwatch worth about $3,000 (N450, 000). ‘I love my wrist-watch, but FESTAC, I love you more’
Ii. KCEE awarded a 200 level Law student at University of Lagos, a scholarship covering his first degree studies as well as his masters.
>| He has picked up only 3 awards as a solo artiste in his career:
I. 2013 City People Awards: Most Popular Song of the year ‘Limpopo’ + Best Collaboration, ‘Give it to me RMX ft. Flavour’
Ii. CAAN Music Awards 2013 – Artiste of the Year – Kcee
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