Ckay is one of the biggest artists of this generation and his talent has come to light with the popularity of his single that was released in 2019 labeled ‘Love Nwantiti’. Nigerian music and musicians are one of the most popular genres in the country, in Africa, and all over the world.
Ckay as an artist embodies the high beats, sweet lyrics, and catchy phrases characteristic of Nigerian music. Ckay’s tunes and music are such a vibe and that has made it more popular among the youths of today, especially with the rise of social media platforms like TikTok, snap chat, etc.
Ckay is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and producer. Although he is from Anambra state and is from the Igbo tribe, He was born on the 16th of July, 1995 (27 years) in Kaduna state located in the north-western part of Nigeria as Chukwuka Ekweani but is popularly known by his stage name ‘Ckay’.
He attended a private school for his primary and secondary school education and began singing in his church choir.
His interest in music began at an early age and this interest crept into instruments and went on to learn to play the piano. Later on, he joined a band with two others and continued to pursue his music dreams.
Ckay Music Career
Ckay’s music career began while he was a child singing in his church choir and going on to learn the piano. He joined a band but moved on to chase a solo career by relocating to Lagos state where he was discovered.
In 2015, he started to work with Chocolate City which is a member of the Warner Music Group Independent Label Services called ADA. He is still signed to this company and has released several musics since then.
He rose to international fame with his hit single ‘Love Nwantiti’ which was released in 2019 but it wasn’t until 2022 that the song became a TikTok sensation.
This ensured a spot on the billboard 100 list and became the 1st song in Nigeria and Africa at large to pass one billion streams on the music app Spotify. Ckay has become a household artist and his music genre includes afrobeat, pop, and R&B using his vocals mixed with piano, drums, and guitar.
Ckay has been signed to the Chocolate City since 2015 and has released several songs since then. In May 2016, he released a song labeled ‘Bad Musician Bad producer’ as a promotional song.
On the 11th of September, 2011 he released an Extended Play (EP) labeled ‘Who the Fuck is Ckay?’ he followed by releasing a single titled ‘container’ on the 2nd of march, 2018.
He released his second EP titled ‘Ckay the First’ which contained the hit song ‘love Nwantiti’.
The fame of the song led to a remix with acclaimed musicians Joeboy and Kuami Eugene on valentine’s day in 2022.
The song found international fame by going viral on the TikTok social media app which gave him a spot on the billboard hot 100 and the title of being the first African artist to reach one billion streams on the music app Spotify.
Love Nwantiti has a North American remix, a French remix, a German remix, a Spanish remix, an east African remix, and a South African remix with major artists in these countries.
Since his hit single was released, he has gone on to feature with major artists like Davido, and Arya Starr and has released other songs including; ‘Emiliano’, ‘By Your Side, ‘kiss me as you miss me, ‘felony’,’Shakara’,’Beggie Beggie’, and ‘Watawi’ this year.
Ckay Net Worth
Ckay has become a well-known and accredited musician who has received several awards and acknowledgments and has an estimated net worth of $400,000. He has earned his net worth from the profits of his music and proceeds from his YouTube channel.
He also received endorsements and ambassadorships for products and companies. He also earned revenue from his tours in ticket sales and Merch sales.
He is 26 years old
He mainly resides in Lagos state, Nigeria.
He was born in Kaduna state but hails from Anambra state.
He is from the Igbo tribe in Nigeria.
Ckay is currently single publicly and has no acknowledged relationships
Ckay is reputed to have earned over N2.6 million from the royalties of his hit song ‘love Nwantiti’.
lthough Ckay is just 26 years old, he has risen to be one of the fastest-growing artists in Nigeria with a growing international audience.
He has released many hit songs that have become popular with Nigerian youths. Ckay is one of the greatest artists of his generation.