Coming from a humble music background to take centre stage on the Nigeria music scene, Limpopo crooner Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, popularly known as Kcee, has every reason to thank God. But while his profile continues to skyrocket, the same may not be said of his marriage, which has constantly been rumoured to have broken down.
Only a couple of months ago, in the heat of Kcee’s Limpopo fever, rumour spilled that the singer’s marriage had crashed. But in an interview with this reporter, he debunked the rumour, saying it’s normal that people will make such insinuations.
His latest effort (Limpopo) had a remarkable success, which he attributed to his passion for music.
“For the records, my success today didn’t come easy. I dropped eight singles before Limpopo. Limpopo was the No.8 and it was the sixth video I did. Some came out and some didn’t come out. I’ve been hustling. I’ve been working. At a point I had to go look for fund. I ran out of funds. I wasn’t comfortable. I needed a breakthrough. Sometimes, it is about the individual, it is about your hustle, your dedication, your passion. So for me, this is my life. This is what I love to do. This is what I pray to do every other day. So my success story is about dedication, passion and commitment.”
Two months after Kcee dismissed rumours of a crash, the story surfaced again in the early hours of yesterday. Reports said the marriage of the popular singer had crashed and that there were indications he may have gone back to his former lover, Nollywood actress Ebube Nwagbo, whom he dumped in 2010.
Speaking with Kcee, the singer, apparently pissed by the rumour, tried to be polite.
“I am very busy at the studio. I don’t have time for gossip. I don’t even want to comment on it because the more I keep making comments on it, the more it will go viral. I don’t have time for this but it’s not true. There is nothing like that. Meanwhile, if you want to talk about my album, I’m available after I must have finished what I’m doing at the moment.”