She was born Irikefee Obareke to the family of Deacon and Mrs. Andrew Obareki in Sapele, Delta State. She began her journey in music at the early age of 8 in the children choir and afterwards joined the adult choir at age 15, three years later, she was made the Choir Director.
The Choir under Kefee’s headship released a couple of albums which Kefee led the vocals.
Unknown to many, the songbird, whom we all now know as Kefee is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious University of Benin, Edo State; but before her admission, she had written more than 20 songs ready for promotion.
A prolific song writer, a skilled dancer and a passionate singer, Kefee alongside her close friend released their first album titled TRIP in the year 2000 which was a success and eventually earned them top shows where they shared stage with the then reigning artistes like, Tony Tetuila, Plantation boizs and a host of others.
The album gained recognition in outside campus as the videos where the talk of the town in Benin, being the first female group to break off from the usual approach, but the two friends parted after school, Kefee did not give up in her first love, music. In December 2003 she signed on with Alec Music owned by Alec
Godwin who eventually became her husband and released her first solo album as a female artiste.
Kefee’s “BRANAMA” sold nine thousand audio cassettes in just three weeks of the album release and over two million copies of CDs/VCDs in a month. She became the hottest Nigerian female artiste and won a number of awards. Kefee’s fan base increased all over Africa and also on the international scene, she was invited to perform in London and other parts of Europe and America.
Kefee’s first album was a huge success which had her fans eagerly anticipating for her second album titled “BRANAMA 2″.Her sophomore album was just as terrific as her first and also got her the respect of other well known Nigerian Artiste who worked with her in the album. Ever since, Kefee had been trailblazing in her chosen career.
She is the founder, CEO of BRANAMA AFRIQUE. An entertainment outfit known for excellent production, established in 2007. The company is responsible for the production, promotion and the entire packaging of Kefee’s works. In all, one thing stood Kefee out amongst other female musicians aside her talent; she concentrated solemnly on Gospel music and helped redefine the industry which can boast of several practitioners today.