Sun, Sep

Genre switch: I Want To Showcase Igbo Culture To The World – Kcee


Popular Nigerian pop singer, Kingsley Okonkwo, known by his stage name Kcee disclosed that he switched from pop to cultural music because he wanted the world to see the beauty of Igbo culture. Kcee who is currently making waves with his latest cultural-themed song 'Ojapiano', said he got the idea of the cultural song in 2018, and he has been improving his craft since then.

In his words, “It [inspiration for cultural music] didn’t just come. I was working towards it for a couple of years about four/five years.

“Since 2018, I started thinking about how can I take the [Igbo] culture to the world. That was when I started doing cultural music. For those that know my career, I wasn’t doing cultural music before. But I have it in me. So, at some point, I discovered the sweetness of the cultural side. And I decided how can I add the pop I’m doing into the culture and take it global. So, it has been a process, I did a couple of cultural songs, cultural praise then I found myself here.”

Kcee said he has proven many doubters wrong after a successful change in his music genre.