How I got duped of $70,000 for song remix – Kcee

Nigerian music star, Kingsley Okonkwo popularly known as Kcee has narrated how he was scammed of $70,000 for a song remix.

The Limpopo hit-maker who had a chat with content creator, Bae U on his YouTube series ‘Curiosity Made Me Ask’ talked about his music career and how he had stayed relevant in the industry despite having been around for more than three decades at the highest level.

How I got duped of $70,000 for song remix - Kcee

The 44-year-old artiste explained why he has not been doing remixes of his top songs and it was due to his experience with an American artiste.

Kcee recalled when he paid an unnamed American musician to feature on his song about seven years ago, but unfortunately, the person failed to honour the agreement.

He also shared how the American band One Republic reached out to him and asked for the opportunity to be on the remix of his song, Ojapiano.

Bae U asked him to confirm if he didn’t pay One Republic for the remix, and he reiterated that he didn’t and was shocked that American music group would reach out to him and want to be on his song.

Kcee said: “Well I don’t need to say too much but I can’t pay anybody for a remix. Actually I tried to pay for a remix like about eight, nine years ago and they duped me about $70k and that was when I said I would never pay anybody a dime for collaboration.

“I didn’t beg them, they messaged me. The truth is the sound was very good. The sound was new and the sound was fresh.

“A lot of people tried to hit me up for a remix and anybody that knows me, I hardly do remixes of my hit songs. And most of my hit songs are always with me but this one when they came for it, I was like who am I, I was shocked.”