Popular Nigerian singer Kingsley Okonkwo, aka Kcee, has revealed that he started his career as a disc jockey.
The “Limpopo” crooner said in an interview with the most recent episode of the Afrobeats Podcast that he and his brother, Emeka Okonkwo, alias E-Money, who co-founded Five Star Music, were disc jockeys before making the transition.
He said: “My father was a DJ, a record seller. I grew up in a home where my father sold records. So all the old-school artists, 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 artists.”
He said that his career in music was shaped by his father.
Kcee claimed that his “ear for a hit song” is the key to his success in the music business.