|November 11, 1991
|32 YEARS OLD
Ykee Benda, a renowned music producer hailing from Uganda, has gained widespread acclaim for his exceptional talent in the music industry. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated to fall between $100K and $1M. This considerable wealth can be attributed to his successful career as a music producer, which has allowed him to collaborate with numerous notable artists and produce chart-topping hits. Ykee Benda's contributions to the music scene in Uganda have solidified his position as a prominent figure, and his net worth is expected to continue growing as he continues to achieve greater heights in his musical endeavors.
This Ugandan singer-songwriter and producer has had success since the 2016 release of his debut album Kirekaboy. He has 410,000 followers on Twitter and 850,000 on Instagram.
He started singing in church. He started making music more seriously while studying engineering at the University of Annaba in Algeria.
He is with the Mpaka Records, and is also a representative for Reach a Hand, a female education project.
Benda's real name is Wycliff Tugume. He is the seventh of eight children. In February of 2022, he married his longtime girlfriend Julie Batangas, who is also mother of his son Dante Quaine.
After making his debut on the Coke Studio Africa 2017 in the Big Break Segment, Benda was chosen by Coca-Cola to add his local dialect and represent his country on the Official Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup 2018 Anthem. Anthem's song "Colours" was by Jason Derulo, featuring Ykee Benda.