Popularly known for his hit single Jagaban, YCEE is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter currently signed to Tinny Entertainment.
He rose to limelight after one of his singles titled “Condo”, which features vocals from Patoranking, earned him two nominations at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
YCEE was born in Festac Town, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria, where he completed his basic education at Dr. Soyemi Memorial Nursery and Primary School. He went on to complete his secondary education at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Ojo. He is currently studying Marine biology at the University of Lagos.
He began his journey in the music field in 2012 as rapper prior to signing a music contract with Tinny Entertainment. Due to his educational engagements, he took time off music after gaining admission to the University of Lagos. In May 2015, he bounced back after releasing the critical acclaim song “Condo”; the song was nominated in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” and “Best Music Video of The Year” categories at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Later that year, he released a single titled “Jagaban” which received massive airplays and made him more popular among music critics, including Olamide who asked to be featured on the remix.
His career further hit the limelight after he was nominated for Revelation of the Year at the 2015 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards, as well as earning a nomination in the “Best Artist in African Pop” category at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards.
Some other achievements include:
Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015 Best Collaboration of The Year- “Condo” Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015 Best Music Video of The Year – “Condo” Nominated
MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 Revelation of the Year – Nominated
All Africa Music Awards 2015 Best Artist in African Pop – Nominated
The Headies 2015 – Rookie of the Year