Tag: Ycee

Oludemilade Martin Alejo (born January 29, 1993), known professionally as Ycee (also stylized as YCee), is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter.[1] He gained popularity after his single “Condo”, which features vocals by Patoranking, earned him two nominations at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[2] He was also nominated for Best Artist in African Pop at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards[3] and for Next Rated at The Headies 2016.[4] Ycee signed a record deal with Sony Music in October 2016, but terminated his contract with the label in February 2018.

Ycee started his music career in 2012 as an underground rapper. He signed a record deal with Tinny Entertainment. Due to his educational engagements, he took a brief hiatus from music after gaining admission to the University of Lagos.[7] Ycee released the critically acclaimed song “Condo” in May 2015; it was nominated for Best Collaboration of the Year and Best Music Video of the Year at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[8] On 20 July 2015, he released the hit single “Jagaban”. Nigerian rapper Olamide asked him to be featured on the remix.[9] He gained further exposure after receiving a nomination for Revelation of the Year at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. Moreover, he was nominated for Best Artist in African Pop at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards.[10]

Ycee sold out a headline gig at the O2 Academy Islington on 12 January 2018. The gig featured additional performances from his label mates Bella Alubo, Sona, EugyMs. Banks and Flosha.[11] On 15 January 2019, he announced on Instagram that he left Tinny Entertainment.[12] He also announced the launch of his record label ANBT, an acronym for Ain’t Nobody Badder Than.[13]

Ycee released his debut studio album Ycee vs Zaheer on 8 November 2019.[14] It is a mixture of hip-hoptrapAfrobeats, Afro-house, hyphy, R&B and alte.[14] The album serves as the follow-up to his 8-track debut EP First Wave (2017) and his collaborative EP with Bella Alubo, titled Late Night Vibrations (2018).[14] The album was produced by Adey, Jay Bidz, Ballertosh, Fanatix, BeatsbyKarma, Syn X, Krizbeatz, Jay Popping, Buzzin Producer, AP Da Don, Two Seven, Elmore, Willis Give Dem and KO. It features collaborations with DavidoNiniolaPhyno, Ms Banks and Dapo Tuburna.[14]

Over the course of his career and since his rise to prominence, Ycee has featured on notable records to break upcoming artists. He featured on records to break his label mate Dapo Turbuna “Nothing” Remix in 2016,[15] Label Mate Bella on Radio in 2017 before going ahead to create a joint EP with her (Late Night Vibrations).[16] Ycee also featured on Big Man Doingz[17] by Arosino alongside Dapo Tuburna and Karma. Some Say it was his way of giving back to emerging artistes as he was once on the receiving end of such impact through Olamide on his remix to Jagaban, his breakthrough single.

Audio:- Ycee – Wahala Dey

Right after releasing his impressive single Dakun, as well as a video to go with it, Nigerian rap star Ycee has returned to NS...

Video:- Ycee – Dakun

Two years after his widely acclaimed EP; The First Wave, Nigerian music royalty, Ycee is ready to strike again. For his long anticipated debut...

Audio:- Ycee – Mo Salah

Ycee makes a surprising return with ‘Mo Salah‘ after the release of his lead single ‘Dakun‘ off the ‘Zaheer vs Ycee’ album. Nigerian international rapper, Ycee comes...

Audio:- Ycee – Dakun

Award-winning rapper, Oludemilade Martin Alejo, better known by his stage name, Ycee releases a brand new song, ‘Dakun’, off his highly anticipated debut album set to...

News:- I Never Received A Dime From Streams At Tinny Ent...

In a series of tweets on twitter, Former Tinny Ent. rapper, YCee made the revelation, that he never got royalties from streaming income while...

Audio + Video:- Dapo Tuburna – Penthouse Featuring Ycee & Psycho...

Following his 3-track release ‘Gingo Vibes’, which included songs such as 'Lituation', 'Ajala' and 'Feel Free',  Afrobeat artiste, Dapo Tuburna delves out of his comfort zone with a trap number titled Penthouse. On this record, he recruits...

News:- Burna Boy Threatens AKA Over Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians, Insults...

  Burma Boy, whose social media has been handled by his management for a while now, took over on Tuesday night, 3rd September, to speak...

News:- YCee and AKA Face Off Over Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians

News of Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and African foreigners by South Africans on South African soil has been circulating in the media. There has...

Audio:- Ycee – Hennessy 10

Nigerian rap star Ycee is back on NS today with a brand new single titled Hennessy 10. The track is a fierce trap song...

Video:- Soti – INK Featuring Ycee

Afro-pop/R&B belle Soti and  Ycee turn up the heat with the intimate music visual for their trending rap-sung duet “Ink”, which is an acronym for “I No Know”. The rising songbird...