Monday, August 5, 2013

I was surprised when I heard President Jonathan and his wife, Patience dancing and singing Limpopo - KCee


Limpopo Master Kingsley Okonkwo popularly known as KCee in a recent interview speaks about his hit song Limpopo. READ BELOW;

You have worked hard over the years, but it seems the rewards have started trickling in, are you surprised about the turn around?
Laughs… Yes, I will say I am surprised, but if I look at it again from another perspective, I had always known that I would hit it big someday. I already had that determination since I started singing, but honestly speaking, Limpopo was a divine song from God. I think God just felt it was time for me to step up my game to the A'list level.

When you were writing the song, where were you?
It just happened like every other song that you want to release. I was in the studio with some friends. We were all playing in the studio and the song just came up. It was not one of those songs that you already have the idea of what you want to do about it, I mean the arrangement and other stuffs. But something very funny happened in the studio that day, after recording the song, we decided to celebrate it as though we knew it was going to be a massive success. As luck would have it, the song became an instant hit in its first two weeks of release. My brother, I was surprised; I could not contain the joy. In less than one month, I was receiving calls from different parts of the world and in two months, it was something else. It is the anointing and the power of God that I have been enjoying since I released the song.

What does 'Limpopo' mean?
To me, Limpopo means let us have fun. It's just my own way of saying let us go and have fun.

But you have released some singles and videos before now, why is Limpopo different?
It is not like people didn't know I am a musician. When I did Opeke remix, people did not act like they saw it; I did a remix with a South African artist, we no hear anything; I did one with Davido; Nack me with Harry Song; I did a song with Flavour, nobody said a word. Limpopo was the eight singles that I did since my partner and I broke up. As I am right now, you don't know if I will be doing a song with Beyonce and Jay Z tomorrow. If I had given up before now, I wouldn't be talking about all these. I just believe that there was something in me that I need to express; the journey has just begun.

You went into the furniture business with your partner, Presh but it still didn’t work. Is that why you decided to go your separate ways? I think our separation was divine. It was divine in the sense that I didn’t just wake up one day and said I was not going to work with him again. We were talking as friends after we started the furniture business, we wanted to do something different. The both of us agreed that we should do separate albums to express ourselves. That was the story behind our break up. It was an agreement between the two of us, it was not because we had any irreconciliable differences.

Let's talk about your deal as MTN's brand ambassador, how did you come about that?
The truth is when God wants to bless you, He blesses you on every side. Yes, other brands were calling me for deals, but just as were talking about it, the MTN deal came and I was very happy about it. The deal was worth taking, if it was not, I won't take it.

Is the deal not restricting you in any form?
The deal is good and of course it came with some restrictions. But if you consider the benefits of the deal, I am comfortable with it. I think MTN is just trying to support the industry and I appreciate the company for what it is doing. Limpopo song was just the bridge that connected me with some of the deals and top places I have visited since I dropped it. I was surprised when I heard President Jonathan and his wife, Patience dancing and singing Limpopo at a function. They love the song so much, especially top government functionaries. So, the song is a huge success.

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