At the age of ten, Oakcee left home to attend a Catholic Seminary School , it was at this point in his life that he discovered his singing talent and passion for music while in the reputable Seminary school choir where they only sang gospel songs and went on singing competitions, he went from boy Soprano to Tenor and then became a cantor “ I can say that from this period of my life I have never been able to separate myself from music even after leaving Seminary School” Oakcee told Ed Smart on the–Big Break Fast Show- during his first radio interview on RWS fm 103.3 UK.
Born Okechukwu Chukwuma Anioke or simply Okey as close friends especially Africans fondly call him, raised in a staunch Catholic home with five siblings, “every single person in my family can sing to an extent and it was my elder brother who introduced me to reggae and pop music as we listened to Bob Marley and Michael Jackson” Oakcee became also influenced by Boyz II Men, Joe, Luther Vandross, Maria Carey and these Urban R&B influences kind of shaped him as an artist when he started writing his own lyrics at the age of 14.
Oakcee left the shores of his native country Nigeria as a graduate of Marketing, from the Institute of Management And Technology Enugu in search of greener pastures. You can travel far and wide but you can never depart from yourself and that was the case for Oakcee, because no sooner had he settled down in Switzerland did he start searching and connecting with other musicians, people who shared the same dreams to keep his own dream and passion alive.
Oakcee started working with Sound Engineer/Music Producer Mat Hillebrand of Phatmedia studios in 2007, he released his first Single same year “Lets Groove” which received little or no attention, but his major exposure came in 2009 after he recorded Time EP, Oakcee warmed his way into the hearts of several listeners who heard some beautiful songs from the EP like, “This Girl” “Middle Of The Nite” and “Heartbreak” and the singer was already wining himself fans from almost every part of the world. Time EP was however not a huge commercial success but the artist was able to gain great exposure, radio airplays from Radio DRS3, Radio TOP, Radio 105 (DJ Acee’s mixtape) and Radio 103.3 fm Suffolk UK and favourable reviews on Africa link (Switzerland) and IAM Entertainment (USA) Magazines. The Video clip of “This Girl” appeared on Swiss National Television (SF1) and BenTV London. The following year 2010, he released a Single “No More July” a tribute to Michael Jackson, the song received a two year rotational airplay on Radio Top and landed him his first radio interview in the UK. Some of his songs have also appeared on various mix-tapes, Coast To Coast (USA), Empire States (UK) to mention but a few. The artist has performed shows in Switzerland at Crystal Lounge (Club Zurich), Alte Kaserne, El Coco Bar, Club HEY, Westend club, Club OH, Max & Moritz etc.
Oakcee released his debut album -My Addiction- in 2011 and the promo tour took him to Moscow Russia and Glasgow in Scotland, the artist has worked with various beat producers from Germany, USA and Switzerland notable among whom are; SHO-DOWN, Capo Decina, Leeyou And Danceey, Melody Music Entertainment, Superstar O.
Oakcee released an Afropop/Dance Single "Hammer" in September 2013. The smooth singer embedded Afro vocal style on a classic dance beat to create an irresistible dance song.
"Hammer" is now available on iTunes stores since September 2013.