Nigerian Hip-hop hitmaker Ycee teams up with multi-talented South African DJ Maphorisa on the remix to his hit song “Omo Alhaji”.
Born Alejo Martin Oludemilade on the 29th of January 1993, Ycee is an award winning hip hop artist from Nigeria. He is signed to TINNY ENTERTAINMENT – a Nigerian Record Label. His music career kicked off in December 2012 with the release of his first official single “Smile on Me” produced by Jay Sleek. His other singles including “Pass Me” and “Amen” featuring Mbryo.
Shot in Johannesburg, by La Dupont productions, the fast-paced remix features Ycee with an energetic flow that commands attention. DJ Maphorisa fuses his unique Southern sound into a rhythm that seamlessly blends with Ycee’s style, delivering a sure club/street and radio banger.
Ycee finally gained critical and commercial acclaim in July 2015 with the release of the runaway hit “Jagaban”. Together with its remix featuring YBNL’s Olamide, “Jagaban” went on to become one of the biggest songs of 2015 and 2016. A win of the coveted “Rookie Of The Year” award at the 2015 Headies further solidified YCEE’s position as the leader of Nigeria’s new school hip hop.
This solid Omo Alhaji remix will definitely take over the continent airwaves. Ycee said, “It was both great and a fun experience working with the talented DJ Maphorisa. As an artist I enjoy experimenting on different sounds – I believe the fans will definitely enjoy the remix.”
The release of “Omo Alhaji” December 2015 sealed his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest hip hop acts. He followed this up with a video also directed by Director Q and shot in the UK. The song and its video rode away to the top of Nigeria’s charts, clubs and the streets popularizing the phrase ‘Who’s your Daddy? Ycee’s debut EP: THE FIRST WAVE will be released in October 2016.
Both Ycee and DJ Maphorisa have been to Kenya recently. Ycee had his debut Kenyan club performance in Nairobi in August, after which her met several Kenyan artistes, including P-Unit, on potential collaborations. Maphorisa too is no stranger to Kenya. Last weekend he accompanied Wizkid to a Mombasa concert. He has also worked in Kenya for several months this year while producing top African artistes and Trey Songz working on Coke Studio Africa season 4.