Ycee talks inspiration from Olamide, MI Abaga

Tinny Entertainment front liner YCee has spoken on the challenges of getting listeners' attention, his influences and more in an interview with Notjustok in April 2017.
The Jagaban crooner said getting the right people to listen to his music posed a major issue for him in the early stages of his career but with signing to Tinny Entertainment in 2012, the journey towards growing the brand and music started.
However, it was not an easy ride for him breaking into the industry as an unknown artiste with an equally unknown record label.
Having lost his father at the tender age of eight, he has received adequate support from his mother whom he said listens to his music and gives him career advice from time to time in addition to her prayers for him.
He also spoke about his distribution deal with Sony Music adding that he is still very much signed to Tinny Entertainment who helped facilitate the deal in the first place.
On being able to combine schooling and professional music, he credits his label for the supports.
He said:
“I think I owe it pretty much to my management because they feel in for me on both fronts anytime that I have to be in school they handle everything for me on the music front.”
The Omo Alhaji crooner said his style is a fusion of hip hop and some singing even as he credited MI Abaga and Olamide for being his major inspirations.
His first body of work The First Wave EP dropped on Friday, April 7, 2017 and he has been on with a massive promotion of the project online across social media as well as media houses.
On Monday, April 10, 2017, he visited urban Lagos radio station Beat FM were an exclusive listening session was held with show host Douglas Jekan and it was a thrill as he engaged the fans and listeners of the Night Time Show.
Ycee has prospects, here’s hoping he continues to ride on that wave of originality and appeal in his music.
See full interview below: