Kefee full name is Kefee Obareki Don Momoh,Born February 5, 1980 died June 12, 2014, was an award-winning Nigerian female gospel singer and composer hailed from Okpara Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, born in Sapele, Delta on February 5, 1980 to the
family of Andrew Obareke who were at a time Decons at a church
founded by the parents of her ex-husband Alec Godwin. Kefee graduated
from University of Benin with a degree on Business Administration.
Growing up as teen, she actively engaged herself with church activities
especially singing in the choir.
Kefee whose music career started at age eight in
her church choir, was famous for her gospel songs ‘Branama’ and
‘Kokoroko’. She won several awards including the best collaboration
Headies Award in 2010
In the year 2000, Kefee ‘playfully’, with
the help of a friend, composed an album which they titled “TRIP/” The
album was a considerable success as it got them to events where they
performed against artistes like Tony Tetuila and the Plantation Boiz.
‘#TRIP’ album brought her fame in Benin, as hers was largely considered
the first female group to show distinctive musical qualities. After the
two friends parted ways, Kefee kept at her musical passion, and in 2003
she signed on with Alec Music, releasing her first solo as a female
The #BRANAMA album sold 9,000 copies within three weeks
of release, and in a month, sales had jumped higher than the 2,000,000
benchmark. She quickly rose to becoming Nigeria’s hottest female artiste
and won several awards. Her fan base commensurately spread all over
Africa, and even on the international front as she often honored
requests to perform in London as with other parts of Europe.
her sophomore album was equally as resounding a success as the first
and in 2009 she released “A Piece of Me.” “A Piece of Me” is noteworthy
for its diversity, being a blend of Afro-Pop, R&B Classic and
Traditional African musical genres.
She is the founder of BRANAMA
AFRIQUE, an entertainment gig established in 2007 and also the founder
of the Kefee Peace Foundation (KPF.)
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Kefee was married twice. She was married to Alec Godwin for 3 years until 2008. She married radio host Teddy Esosa Don-Momoh on 3 March 2013 in Sapele, Delta state
Kefee Obareki Don Momoh died of lung failure at a hospital in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2014. She had been in a coma for fifteen days.
She was buried amid tears on Friday July 11, 2014 in her hometown
Okpara Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State,
Her music career started at the age of eight in the children’s choir. She moved on to the adult choir when she was fifteen.
Became choir director at eighteen because she could teach the three parts namely Soprano, Alto & Tenor..