Tag: Ckay

CKay is a Nigerian singer, music producer, and songwriter who hails all the way from Anambra state. He was born on the 16th of July, 1995. Ckay, whose real name is Chukwuka Ekweani, derived his love for music from his father, who was a choir conductor at their church at the time.

While growing up, he realized he had a love for musical instruments, which caused him to learn to play the piano from his father. Afterward, a friend of his introduced him to the production software known as Fruity Loops.

As an aspiring singer, CKay started off his career as a band member, with 2 others, before going solo. 2014 was the year CKay decided to relocate to Lagos for greener pastures. He started to work with Chocolate City in 2015. Ckay is a quite versatile musician, who delves into the likes of Afrobeats, R&B, and dancehall.

His 1st EP, Who The Fuck Is CKay was premiered on the 11th of September, 2017, via Chocolate City. On the 30th of August 2019, his 2nd EP, CKay the First dropped, while the 3rd, Boyfriend dropped on the 11th of February, 2021, through Warner Music South Africa. This he confirmed on Twitter on the 4th of May, 2021.

Love Nwan titi, a track in the Extended Play, Ckay The First became a hit song in Nigeria. By the 14th of February, he came through with the remix of Love Nwan Titi, featuring Joeboy from Nigerian and Kuami Eugene from all the way from Ghana.

Surprisingly, Love Nwantiti became a global hit record by 2021, and went viral on TikTok, topping charts like none other, and skyrocketing across Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, also peaking at no. 23 on the UK charts.

This sprung him into the U.S Billboard Hot 100. CKay was also featured on Davido’s 5th studio album, A Better Time, on the song, La La. He also featured on Mavin records star girl, Ayra Starr’s Beggie Beggie, via her debut album, 19 & Dangerous.

Ckay shocked NIgeria when he became the first African artist to hit 20 Million Spotify Listeners, with over 21 million monthly listeners on his Spotify page.

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