Popular singer Kcee, also known as Kingsley Okonkwo, recently shared that he played a significant role in the careers of his colleagues Iyanya and Skibii.
Kcee revealed that he brought Iyanya to Lagos and provided him with accommodation for six years, while also discovering Skibii’s talent and bringing him to the spotlight.
Despite his contributions to the music industry, Kcee humbly stated that he prefers not to boast about his actions.
Speaking in a recent episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, Kcee said: “I brought Iyanya to Lagos, I bought his first flight ticket. He stayed with me for six years in Lagos. I don’t talk about it.
“I also brought Skibii to the music industry. Skibii is grateful to me for that till today. When I was recording ‘Ojapiano,’ Skibii was in the studio with me. He was a co-writer of the song. We visit each other always. We are still like father and son.
“When I saw Skibii I was like, ‘I love this guy. I’m going to work with him.’ Even when he wasn’t popping, I always tell him, ‘Look into my eyes, you’re gonna blow. I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but you are a star. So that gave him a lot of confidence.
“I am that guy that know how to identify talent. When I see it, I know. And I would support.”
Reacting to a viral clip of the interview on X, Iyanya wrote: “Yes, he [Kcee] did [accommodated me] and I’m forever grateful.”