Award-winning Nigerian singer, Kingsley Okonkwo popularly known as Kcee, has revealed that he started his career in the industry as a disc jockey.
He made the revelation during an interview on the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, as he noted that it was a family affair.
The ‘Ojapiano’ crooner said his father and his brother, the co-founder of Five Star Music, Emeka Okonkwo, aka E-Money, were disc jockeys before switching careers.
Kcee added: “My father was a DJ, a record seller. I grew up in a home where my father sold records. So all the old-school artistes, I know them [their music]. I was selling their records when I was about 5 or 6 years old.
“When I was in secondary school, I was already handling a full record store and playing at parties. I and E-Money were DJs. So, I listened to a lot of artistes.”
Meanwhile, in another news…
CorrectNG reported earlier that Kcee made a mockery of his former label mate, Harrison Okiri aka Harrysong, for claiming to have written his songs.
It may be recalled that Harrysong consistently maintains that he is the songwriter who penned down most of Kcee’s chart-topping songs. He also acused accused Kcee and his former, E-Money, CEO of Five Star Music, of withholding his royalties.
The ‘Limpopo’ crooner shut down Harry’s claims, and said when he hit the limelight after winning the Star Quest talent show with his ex-partner, Presh, Harrysong was still in the village with his grandmother.
He said that Harry was nowhere near the music industry when KCPresh secured a deal with Kennis Music, where they released three albums.
Kcee further stated that it has been eight years since the disgruntled singer departed from Five Star Music, yet he continues to produce hit songs independently of the label.
Kcee expressed concern for Harrysong’s well-being and called for prayers, suggesting that he he may need spiritual guidance, especially considering his reported conflicts with his wife and former manager, Soso Soberekon.
In his words; “When I won Star Quest, Harrysong was in the village with his grandmother. I did three albums with Kennis Music, did Harrysong write those? Harrysong has a problem, we need to pray for him. Jokes apart, we need to pray for him.”