Ycee Biography and Net Worth 2020. Born Oludemilade Martin Alejo, Ycee was born on the 29th of January 1993. Also known as Jagaban, Ycee is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter from Festac in Lagos state. He attended Dr. Soyemi Memorial Nursery and Primary school where he completed his basic education and proceeded to Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Ojo where he obtained his secondary school education. After his secondary education, he got admission to study Marine Biology at the University of Lagos.
Ycee Biography and Net Worth 2020
- Full Name: Oludemilade Martin Alejo
- Ycee Net Worth in Dollars: $1.5
- State Of Origin: Lagos State
- Place of Birth: Festac Town, Lagos States
- Profession: Musical Artist / Entertainer
- Charges Per Show: Varies
- Marital Status: Single
- Age / Date of Birth: January 29, 1993
- Private Phone Number: Not Available
- Record Label: Tinny Entertainment, Sony Records
- Instagram / Twitter: @iam_ycee
Background and Early Life
Ycee was born to a Yoruba father and an Igbo Mother, so he had a blend of two cultures in his blood. According to him, he grew up on his Mom side so he was able to experience two cultural backgrounds. He described his mom as a Yoruba speaking Igbo who grew up in Lagos, because of the fact that she grew up in the west, she is not much of Igbo and she speaks Yoruba a lot.
If Ycee had not gone into the music, he would have become of a footballer. He said he loved playing football and he was good, he would probably be in one academy trying to be the next Ronaldinho or Messi today.
Ycee was busy doing freestyle, mix-tapes and other underground music in 2012 before he decided to go into music professionally between July and June same year. His boss then got hold of some of his music, after listening to it; he liked it and offered him a deal to launch his music career. Ycee was ready and about to go into music entertainment so he grabbed his boss’ offer with both hands. His boss told him if he was serious about making a career out of music, he would get him a contract and produce him properly.
After Ycee reached an agreement with his boss, he took time to work on a number of songs. Between the period of his acceptance and signing a deal with Tinny Entertainment in 2012 and now, he has released a number of singles and his songs include “Smile At Me Back and “Pass Me. When he gained admission into the University of Lagos to study Marine Biology he took time off music to concentrate on his studies. After some years in the university, Ycee came back into the music industry and released “Condo”, the song was a hit.
The condo was the song that did it for Ycee, the song made him popular beyond his imaginations; Patoranking did the vocals of the song for him. According to him, Pantoranking was like a brother to him so it was easy to convince him to join the song. He also said Condo happened to be his favourite song so that was why his label decided to bring it out first. His song Condo was nominated at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in 2015 in the Best Collaboration of the year and Best Music Video of the year category. After releasing Condo, he was nominated for Best Artist in African Pop category same year in All Africa Music Awards.
However, his big break in the Nigerian music industry came when he released his hit song “Jagaban” on the 20th of July 2015, the song was widely accepted by his fans and received massive media exposure. He said he recorded the song because the producer came up with the beat and he had to flow along with it, however, the beat demand that he attacks the song aggressively and that was what Ycee did. With the way the song came out, people compared him to Olamide because of the aggression in the song and some even likened him to Phyno because of the Igbo accent.
When Olamide heard the song he liked it and contacted Ycee on Twitter, he asked him if he would be doing the remix of the song and said he would love to be in it. Ycee saw Olamide Badoo’s offer as an opportunity and he did not waste any time before agreeing to it. He later went ahead to record the remix of Jagaban when he saw the massive air-plays and success he recorded with the main song, he featured Olamide Badoo in the remix and it was more successful than the first, it is currently one of the biggest songs in the market today.
Ycee was able to be on top of his career today because he never gave up and he accepted all the helps he could get along the way. He has also been dedicated to his career hence his consistency in releasing timely songs that endear him to his fans, his songs Jagaban, Jagaban Remix and Omo Alhaji are frequently played in clubs today and they are well-loved by his fans. His current wave making song today is “Juice”, he featured Maleek Berry in the song and it was well-received by his fans.
Ycee Net Worth 2020: $1.5 Million
Jagaban, as he is fondly called, is one of the best rappers in Nigerian music industry today who raps in Pidgin, Yoruba, and English language. Ycee is also making money out of his talent like other artists in the industry. He net worth has been estimated at $1.5 million. The rap artist who won his first popular award as Rookie of the Year at Headies award 2015 has also gone ahead to grab award of Bests Hip-hop Artist at African Music Awards (AFRIMA) in 2017
Ycee Awards and Nominations
Ycee has the following awards and nominations to his credit as a musician:
- Best Collaboration of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015
- Best Music Video of the Year also at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015
- Revelation of the Year at MTV Africa Music Awards 2015
- Best Artist in African Pop at All African Music Awards 2015
- Rookie of the Year at The Headies Awards 2015
- Next Rated at The Headies Awards 2016
- Best African Hip-hop at AFRIMA 2017
Below is the list of some of Ycee singles
- Smile On Me (non-album single)-2012
- Pass Me – 2014
- Shots – 2014
- Condo – 2015
- Jagaban – 2015
- Jagaban Remix – 2015
- Omo – Alhaji – 2015
- Su Mi – 2016
- Harsh – 2016
- Panda Cover – 2016
- Move – 2016
- Omo-Alhaji Remix – 2016
- Ahahn – 2016
- Link Up – 2017
- Juice – 2017
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