Almost every Nigerian has probably heard about YCee, the artist behind such hits as Jagaban, Juice and Omo Alhaji. But who is he really? What do you know about him? Check out this comprehensive YCee biography and learn some cool facts about him that you might have missed.
Here are all the interesting details about the singer.
- Birth name: Oludemilade Martin Alejo
- Date of birth: January 29, 1993
- Age: 28 years old (as of 2021)
- Birthplace: Festac Town, Lagos State
- Education: University of Lagos
- Birth sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, and songwriter
- Years active: 2010s - present
- Genre: International, R&B, Rap
- Styles: Afro-Pop, Afro-beat, West African
- Net worth: ₦630 Million
YCee, whose real name is Oludemilade Martin Alejo, was born in Festac Town, Lagos on January 29, 1993. He was born to an Igbo mother and Yoruba father.
YCee had his basic education at Dr Soyemi Memorial Nursery and Primary School. He went to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Ojo for his secondary school education.
The singer then went to University of Lagos to study Marine Biology.
YCee began his career in 2012 in the underground rap community. In December 2012, he unleashed his debut official single, Smile On Me, which was produced by Jay Sleek. Smile On Me was followed by Pass Me and Amen in 2013.
He was then signed to Tinny Entertainment, but took a short break from music in order to study. His break did not last long, and the artist was back on the Nigerian hip-hop scene in 2015.
YCee came back with a single titled Condo, which he recorded in collaboration with Patoranking. The single earned him nominations in the categories of Best Music Video of the Year and Best Collaboration of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
After that, he came up with numerous memorable tracks, such as Jagaban and Omo Alhaji, which dominate the hip-hop scene to this day.
In October 2016, YCee signed a record deal contract with Sony Music. That same year, in December, he was nominated for the Next Rated award at the Headies Awards.
In 2017, he released the EP The First Wave, which contains hit singles like Jagaban, Link Up, Juice, Say Bye Bye, Omo Alhaji, Panda Cover and Smile on Me.
On 15th January, 2019, the singer announced on Instagram that he had left Tinny Entertainment. He also announced the launch of his record label ANBT, which is an acronym for Ain’t Nobody Badder Than.
On 8th November, 2019, the musician released his debut studio album Ycee Vs Zaheer. The album features Ms Banks, Phyno, Davido, Niniola and Dapo Tuburna. Notable producers on the album include ELMORE, Krizbeatz, Willis Give Dem, and Syn X.
His most famous hits include:
- Smile On Me
- Pass Me
- Condo (featuring Patoranking)
- Jagaban (Remix) (featuring Olamide)
- Omo Alhaji
- Su Mi
- Harsh (featuring Solidstar)
- Panda Cover
- Omo Alhaji (Remix) (featuring DJ Maphorisa)
- Ahahn (OOOUUU Cover)
- Link Up (featuring Reekado Banks)
- Juice (Featuring Maleek Berry)
The singer has released one album so far:
- Ycee Vs Zaheer
YCee latest song
YCee new songs are titled Midf (Money I Dey Find) and Tell Nobody. They were released in July 2020.
What is YCee net worth?
The website Owogram reports that his net worth is ₦630 Million.
Check out some of his most famous quotes:
- “Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home”.
- “The ultimate fighter does not rely on his hands or feet to defeat his opponent, but rather his mind.
- “I enjoy being at a meeting that doesn’t start with an invocation."
- “Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone."
- “We need more than a new politics; what we need is a new worldview. We need a fundamentally different bottom line”.
- “Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that’s life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever”.
And that is all you should know about YCee. He is a great musician and a wonderful human being, and we hope to hear something new from him soon! Do you like his music (or sense of style)? Are you waiting for the next biggest hit from him? Let us know in the comments below. We love reading what you think.
You will be surprised to find out that the celebrity is only 24 years old, but he has made significant achievements in his career. The musician released his sophomore album, Apollo, on August 20, 2020, under the YBNL Nation record label. The 17-track album comes after the success of his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, which was released on November 29, 2019.