Celebrating Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary, popular rapper, Ycee has had his say on how he feels about his country.
See what he shared,
Do you agree with Ycee? Have we done evil things?
Oludemilade Martin Alejo (born January 29, 1993), professionally known as Ycee (also stylized as YCee), is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter. He rose to limelight after his single “Condo”, which features vocals from Patoranking, earned him two nominations at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was also nominated for Best Artist in African Pop at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards. In October 2016, Ycee signed a record deal with Sony Music, but terminated his contract with the label in February 2015. In December 2016, he was nominated for Next Rated at The Headies 2016.
Ycee was born in Festac Town, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. 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.
Ycee started his music career in 2012 as an underground rapper. He signed a record deal with Tinny Entertainment. Due to his educational engagements, he took time off from music after gaining admission to the University of Lagos. In May 2015, Ycee released the critically acclaimed song “Condo”, which was nominated for Best Collaboration of The Year and Best Music Video of The Year at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. On 20 July 2015, he released the hit single “Jagaban”. Nigerian rapper Olamide asked him to be featured on the remix. His career further hit the limelight after he received a nomination for Revelation of the Year at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. Moreover, he was nominated for Best Artist in African Pop at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards.
Ycee’s Juice concert was held on 12 January 2018, at the O2 Academy. It featured performances from his label mates Ella Alubo, Sona, Eugy, Ms Banks and Flosha. On 15 January 2019, he announced via Instagram that he left Tinny Entertainment. He also announced the launch of his record label ANBT, an acronym for Ain’t Nobody Badder Than.
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