Nigerian singer, Kingsley Okonkwo, popularly known as Kcee, has opened up about living a fake lifestyle before he became wealthy.
Naija News reports that the singer spilled on his early days in the entertainment industry during an interview on TVC.
According to the ‘Limpopo’ crooner, he showed off so many bling and expensive things online to gain popularity and acceptance from people.
Kcee noted that even while he was living in a single room, he wore cheap luxury items because he was already seeing himself in the picture of a wealthy person.
The singer added it was a niche he created for himself and not too long people started seeing him in the light of being wealthy.
In his word: “Well, growing up I started with showing you so much bling. Showing you that I’m expensive even when I was living in one room. I was showing people that oh I have lifestyle. I would go to somewhere around Surulere, buy those big jackets. Go to Yaba.
“I tried to live luxury life I’m not even [living]. But I was already seeing myself in that picture. And what happened was, people started seeing me in that light. I started writing songs showing that okay, I’m very expensive. I’m rich. And like joke like joke, I started living the life. I started thinking towards that direction.
“And today, I’m excited that by the grace of God, I’m living real. I used to wear fake [chain] a lot, they used to burn my neck. You will see the iron burning my neck. When sun hit me, it burns my neck. But today, I wear IceBox. So it’s a journey you need to build and create. Illusion and God will help you be there. So my advice is create something for yourself.”