Nigerian music is on the rise and several artistes from the country are gaining international recognition for their creativity and unique style.

Ycee just joined the growing league of extra-ordinary musicians.

The rapper was profiled by Billboard alongside top stars from across the globe as one of the ‘Next Big Sounds’

Writing on his Instagram page on Friday, the rapper who is better known for his hit single Jagaban, said the recognition came as a surprise.

“Woke up this morning and I don’t even know how I ended up on the billboard website only to find out that I AM ON THE BILLBOARDS CHART- NEXT BIG SOUND,” 

“I’m am speechless and humbled @billboard for the recognition “I dey billboards when I no be advert” @tinnyentafrica we about to level up,”  he said.

In 2016, Ycee signed an exclusive deal with Sony Music Entertainment.

He joins his contemporaries, Wizkid, Tekno and Mr Eazi who have gained loads of international appeal from their dealings with Sony.