According to Sesan Adeniji, publisher of Mystreetz magazine,
‘After all the fear that enveloped the Nigerian music industry years ago due to the exit of foreign record companies such as CBS/SONY Music and EMI, despite the boom in revenue for artistes today in an industry surviving on a dilapidated structure, one major lesson for me is this; hard work does not kill, ignorance does. Majority of the artistes successful today has justified the reason why focus, persistence, carving a niche and being business minded are all the vital ingredients for longevity in the Nigerian music industry.
Like they say; it’s all about time and season for every artiste but a handful of artistes have defied the odds to remain rooted in this industry and Kcee is one of them. He has been in the mix of things for over a decade churning out one significant hit after another and up on till this moment, he remains one of the most relevant artistes in the year 2013 with his hit song Limpopo gathering more fan base across borders, age groups and gender. With all the endorsements and a filled up performance calendar, it’s high time we all agreed that it’s Kcee’s time. Considering all the negative press and fans fearing that he wouldn’t stand alone after the break up from the two man group, KC Presh; Kcee has somehow broken off that “group break-up jinx” by releasing eight tracks culminating into mega hits, through this, it is obvious that hard work does not kill. With focus and persistence, the time will come when the world will celebrate you. It’s Kcee’s Time and there’s no doubt about it’.
This September issue of Mystreetz magazine will be out on every newsstand nationwide soon.
Photography by August Udoh.