Chukwuka Ekweani birthed on July 16, 1995, and known on stage as ckay, was birthed and raised in Kaduna, a state in the north-western region of Nigeria where he resides with his family, but hails from Anambra State in the South-East region of the country.
Ckay was birthed into a family of Ekweani, who are of Igbo descent. he was given the name Chukwuka, which means ‘God is Great‘ in English. ckay is an indigene of the Anambra state but was born and raised in the Kaduna state.
The Ekweanis were devout Christians despite the fact that their home was in the city of Kaduna. The entire family made it a point to routinely attend worship services at their community church, where many members were actively involved. The esteemed post of Choir Conductor was previously held by Ckay’s father, who was also a member of the choir.
Ckay Yo, who is now 27 years old, was first exposed to music by his father, who was a choir leader when he was only seven years old.
As a result of Ckay’s interactions with Mr. Ekweani, Ckay developed an interest in music and began experimenting with the various instruments that were available in the church. As Ckay grew older, he learned to play a variety of instruments and eventually became one of the instrumentalists at the church.
It was a buddy who turned him on to the production software known as Fruity Loops, which sparked his interest in the field of music creation. Ckay eventually gained access to the software and started teaching himself how to make beats on his own. In addition, he made the decision to join a three-man boys band in order to put the finishing touches on his burgeoning profession. During this time, the title “Ckay” was given to the individual.
When he was just thirteen years old, he had already begun his career as a music producer and songwriter for a Christian music group. He improved his musical abilities as a result of doing so.
Ckay attended reputable basic and secondary institutions of learning in both the Northern and Southern sections of the nation, therefore obtaining an excellent education.
Ckay made music in the underground for a while, and he used that time to hone his sound in preparation for launching his career as a professional musician. As a result of this choice, he uprooted his life and moved to Lagos City, which is known as the entertainment capital of West Africa. This took place in the year 2014.
Soon after, in 2014, he was signed as a recording artist to Loopy Music, which at the time was controlled by MI Abaga. This led to his meteoric rise to fame. Ckay completed some work for Chocolate City Music Group in addition to his work for Loopy Music as a result of the collaborative partnership that exists between the two labels. Therefore, as a result of the merger that took place between Loopy Music and Chocolate City in 2016, he became a member of the Chocolate Family.
On September 11, 2017, Ckay released his first extended play (EP) titled “Who the Fuck is Ckay?” and immediately built a name for himself in the industry. The extended play was quite successful in the music business, which helped to pave the way for his breakthrough song, “Container,” which was released in March of 2018. The record, which was produced by Tempoe and gained tremendous exposure across all digital media, contributed to the consolidation of Ckay’s position in the business and helped him win over more followers.
a record that was put out by Chocolate City. Love Nwantiti, which was released as a single from the project, is the song that is credited with bringing Ckay worldwide stardom. The track secured him a spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it debuted at number one, making it one of the most important recordings of both 2020 and 2021. This significant achievement would not have been achieved without the previous TikTok remix of the song that included Joeboy and Kuami Eugene and went popular on the platform.
After reaching number one on many charts in Africa, Europe, and Australia, Love Nwantiti became a huge success all over the world. ElGrande Toto was included as the guest performer on the North African remix of the song, but Franglish was featured on the French remix of the song. Due to Ckay’s inclusion of Frizzo in the recording process, the song was also captured in its German rendition.
In the year 2020, he appeared as a guest artist on Davido’s chart-topping single “La La,” which is one of the songs on the latter’s album “A Better Time.” Additionally, he made an appearance as a featured artist on Ayra Starr’s song “Beggie Beggie.” Ckay reached the milestone of 21 million monthly listeners on his Spotify profile on the 8th of October 2021, making him the first African artist to ever do so. This accomplishment made Ckay the first African act to ever achieve 20 million Spotify Listeners.
Ckay uprooted his life and moved to Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 so that he could concentrate on his music career. He had the chance to learn from major musician MI Abaga by interning at Loopy Music in the production department after signing on with the label as a production intern.
Ckay was given a contract with the record label after the merger of Loopy Music and Chocolate City Music, which resulted in M.I. assuming the role of chief executive officer. After being hired by Chocolate City Music Label, he took on the role of official in-house producer.
Since that time, he has created songs for a wide variety of artists, including Ice Prince, MI Abaga, Jesse Jagz, Victoria Kimani, Dice Ailes, DJ Lambo, Koker, Blaqbonez, and Barry Jhay, amongst many others.
He contributed to the ‘TICBN Vol 1’ project, which was Chocolate City’s first album endeavor.
The record company offered him a contract as a recording artist on November 3rd, 2016, and he accepted it. After that, he came out with an extended play titled “Who the Fuck Is Ckay.” Additionally, he has made available additional tunes.
The most recent one is titled “Container Don Land,” and it features a native rapper by the name of Zlatan Ibile as well as an artiste from South Africa by the name of Moonchild Sanelly.
On July 16th, the singer and songwriter Ckay, who was born in Kaduna, became 27 years old. He is also referred to as “Your Boyfriend,” which is a nickname for him. He has a fair complexion and wears his hair in dreadlocks. His complexion is light. Because of his good looks, he has a sizable following among women, the number of which seems to be increasing on a daily basis.
He divides his time between Lagos and South Africa, where he owns upscale real estate in some of the city’s most desirable communities. In addition, he has a collection of luxurious automobiles that are kept in the garages of each of his properties.
In 2022, he severed ties with Chocolate City Music Group and entered into a recording contract with Warner Music South Africa, respectively. Plug Entertainment is now acting in the capacity of his manager. On July 28, 2021, he was presented with the first plaque he would get from YouTube in recognition of reaching 100,000 subscribers.
Because Ckay prefers to keep everything relating to his personal life private, the details of his romantic life are not known to the general public. On the other hand, there are rumors that he is involved in a romantic connection with a stunning young woman who lives in Nigeria.
Afropop is a genre of music that was popularized by Ckay, who created it by combining elements of Afrobeats, Dancehall, R&B, and electronic music. At the 2022 Brit Awards, he was considered for the nomination in the category of Best International Song.
Ckay, one of the most successful musicians in Africa, has amassed wealth in a very short period of time as a result of the royalties produced by his discography as well as his performances at live gigs.
He is estimated to have a net worth of US$2 million-US$5 million.
- Nkechi Turn Up (2016)
- Container Don Land (2018)
- Love Nwantiti
- Last Call
- Love Nwantiti
- Love Nwantiti remix
- Ckay The First
- Who the Fuck is Ckay?
The singer who is most known for the song “Love Nwantiti” has amassed a sizeable fan base on social media, where he engages in conversation with his supporters and provides them with news on his career.
He has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram and over 128k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram: @ckay_yo
- Twitter: @ckay_yo
- YouTube: Ckay
- Phone Number: Not Available
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