YKB Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Spouse, Instagram, Height, Wiki, Siblings, Children, Awards, Songs

Posted By Gift Nworie

YKB, famously known as Yusuf Oluwo Gbolaga, is a talented singer-songwriter from Ibadan, Nigeria. He has captivated audiences with his soulful vocals and memorable melodies. His music resonates deeply with listeners, leaving a lasting impression. 

With two albums under his belt, namely “The Sound of Love,” released in 2019, and “Sinatina Singing the Blues,” set to be unveiled in 2023, YKB continues to showcase his growth and artistic prowess. 

His unique sound and heartfelt lyrics have solidified his position as a rising star in the music industry.


  • Full Name: Yusuf Oluwo Gbolaga
  • Stage Name: YKB 
  • Born: March 6, 1998
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Birthplace: Ikeja, Lagos
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Height: Unknown
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Gbolaga
  • Siblings: Unknown
  • Spouse: Unknown
  • Children: Unknown
  • Relationship: Unknown
  • Net Worth: $10,000

Early Life And Education

YKB, a highly skilled singer-songwriter, was born on March 6, 1995. His birthplace was Ketu in the Ikeja area of Lagos. Throughout his upbringing, YKB’s parents played a significant role in shaping him into the artist he is today; however, their names, commonly referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Gbolaga, remain unknown to the media. The media still needs to provide details regarding YKB’s siblings or educational background.


YKB’s musical journey commenced in his teenage years in 2010, when he first shared his music on SoundCloud. At that time, he was known by his full professional name, Yusuf Kanbai. However, as time passed, he shortened it to YKB. 

It wasn’t until 2019 that YKB officially launched his musical career by releasing his debut single titled “Swaggu.” This track not only garnered him recognition but also resulted in him being selected for Mr Eazi‘s prestigious “Empawa Africa” accelerator program in 2020. The program allowed him to develop and expand his musical talent.

YKB continued to make waves in 2023 by releasing singles such as “San Siro” and his second EP, “Yusuful Music.” These projects highlighted his artistic development, showcasing his versatility and growth. His smooth vocals, infectious melodies, and relatable lyrics have earned him widespread acclaim.

Awards and Nominations

The Headies

  •  Best Alternative Song (“Juice”)
  •  Best Vocal Performance (Male) (“Seasons”)

City People Entertainment Awards

  • Most Promising Act of the Year (Male)

The Future Awards Africa

  •  Music Award

Soundcity MVP Awards

  • Best Male Artiste

Net Honours Awards

  •  Most Searched Musical Artist (Male)


  •  Best Male Artiste in Western Africa

YKB has also won several awards, including:

The Headies

  • Song of the Year (“Seasons”)
  • City People Entertainment Awards
  • Best New Artiste of the Year (Male)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: YKB (@ykbonly)
  • Twitter handle: YKB (@ykbonly)
  • Facebook: YKB

Personal Life

YKB, 26, has maintained a discreet approach when publicly acknowledging any romantic relationships he may have been involved in. Despite ongoing speculations and rumors about his personal life, YKB has deliberately opted not to address these matters directly. 

Moreover, no available public information indicates YKB’s involvement in parenthood, as he has never revealed anything related to fatherhood in interviews or on his social media platforms.

Net Worth

YKB’s estimated net Worth is approximately $10,000. This estimation considers the revenue he generates through streaming on his platform.

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