Oludemilade Martin Alejo (born January 29, 1993) popularly known by his stage name Ycee is a rapper and songwriter who shot into limelight after one of his singles titled “Condo”. It featured vocals from Patoranking which won him two nominations at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was also nominated in the “Best Artist in African Pop” category at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards. He is currently signed to Tinny Entertainment.
Ycee started his music career in 2012 as an underground rapper until he signed his first music contract under Tinny Entertainment.
Due to his educational engagements, he took time off music after gaining admission into the University of Lagos. In May 2015, Ycee made a comeback after releasing “Condo” which was received to critical acclaim. “Condo” was nominated in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” and “Best Music Video of The Year” categories at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
On 20 July 2015, he released a single titled “Jagaban” which received massive airplays and made him more popular among music critics including Olamide who asked to be featured in the remix of the song. His career further hit the limelight after he was nominated in the “Revelation of the Year” category at the 2015 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards and was also nominated in the “Best Artist in African Pop” category at the 2015 All Africa Music Awards.
According to the Play data radio chart which is based measurements from impressions gathered from radio stations in Lagos and a couple of other cities across the country, Ycee was rated as one of the most successful artistes.
He released his mixtape titled ”The First Wave” early this year.