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Chukwuka Ekeani, popularly known as Ckay is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer, producer signed to Warner Music South Africa and formerly signed to Chocolate City Record Label. More post content below.





CKAY BIOGRAPHY


EARLY LIFE


    

     He was born on the 16th of July, 1975, in Kaduna state, Northen Nigeria. He hails from Anambara state, Eastern Nigeria. Ckay learned the Piano from his father and was fond of musical instrument at a young age (No wonder he became a producer too). Not much info is known about his education. The post will be updated as time goes.



MUSIC CAREER


     According to info, Ckay fell in love with music at a tender age of Seven. His inspiration and passion was gotten from his father who was a choir coordinator in a local church. According to Ckay, His father and other family relatives, gave him full support and he started writing and producing music at age 13.



    In 2014, Ckay relocated to Lagos City, Nigeria from Anambara state, Nigeria, to pursue his music dreams. He began working with Chocolate City in 2015 as one of their production intern/staff. In August 2016, Ckay got officially signed to Chocolate City records as a recording artiste under the label. His first single under the label was titled Nkechi Turn Up and it was released in 2016.



    However, Ckay became popular and gained wide audience after releasing his hit song, Love Nwantiti (written by Ghanaian Singer, Kwami Eugene). The song was released in 2019 under Chocolate City, on March 29, 2022, the song became the first African song to surpass 1 billion streams on spotify and has since been deemed "The biggest hit in African history". The song was remixed many times both by Ckay and other international artistes.



    Ckay released a couple of other songs such as Felony, Emiliana and others. He also featured in songs like Davido's la la and Aura Starr's Beggie Beggie. He has worked with the likes of M.I, Dremo, Davido, Dice Ailes, Coker, Blaqbonez, Barry Jhay, Ice Prince, Of Course Joeboy, Kwami Eugene and more.



ALBUMS/EPs


   Ckay has the following albums and EPs to his name. 


ALBUM


Sad Romance (2022)


EPs


Who the fuck is Ckay? (2017)

Ckay the first (2019)

Boy Friend (2021)



AWARDS


     There are awards received by Ckay so far.


– Best song cover award at the 2017 Top Naija Music Awards for his performance on Bad Musician, Bad Producer by Kelly Joe

– Best New Act of the Year at the 2018 City People Music Awards

– Best Collabo of the year at the 2020 City People Awards for his song Love Nwantiti remix

– Most Promising African Artist award at the 2021 All Africa Music Awards for his song felony

– Best African Music Art award at the 2021 Mobo Award

–Best international Song at the 2021 Brit Awards for his song Love Nwantiti

– Prize for Music (Endowed by Infinix) at the 2021 The future awards Africa

– Best Collaboration award at the 2021 Headies awards for his feature on Ayra Starr's song, Beggie Beggie

– Digital artiste of the year award at the 2022 Headies awards

– Afrobeat artiste of the year award at the 2022 Global Music Awards Africa

– Afrobeat song of the year award at the 2022 Global Music Awards Africa for his song Love Nwantiti

– Song Writer of the year award at the 2022 Global Music Awards Africa

– Popular song of the year award at the 2022 Global Music Awards Africa



NET WORTH


    Ckay's net worth is not actually known but it can be estimated to be over $500K+. I have no info however on any properties of his. Post will be updated with time.



POPULAR SONGS


Love Nwantiti

Love Nwantiti remix

Felony

Kiss me like you miss me

Emiliana

La La ftd by Davido

Beggie Beggie ftd by Ayra Starr

....and more.



FUN FACTS


– Ckay is also a music producer

– He has talent in playing various instruments (I mean, makes him a better producer)

– He is currently signed to Warner Music SA



CONCLUSION


   Naija always has massive talents coming out every now and then and Ckay is one of 'em. With just a hit song, he became popular and well known and his song became the top African song, topping charts. We hope to see more of him in dah industry. Thanks for reading my blog, read more articles below and drop your comments.



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