Ckay(Chukwuka Ekweani)Biography

What you need to know about Chukwuka Ekweani officially known as Ckay


Chukwuka Ekweani (Ckay) was born on the 16th of July, 1995 popularly known by his stage name Ckay, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer signed to Warner Music South Africa. The fast rising star is formerly signed to a record label know as Chocolate city. The talented singer is a fast rising and growing singer, performer and record label act. He is best known for his exceptional music skills which is every growing as we all have seen over the past 2 years.

 His international hit single “Love Nwantiti”, also known as “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)”, was released in 2019 by Chocolate City. On 29 March 2022, the song debuted at number one, following the launch of the Billboard Afro beats chart. His Afrobeats song which when titled “Love Nwantitu” broke a record and became the first African song in history to surpass over one billion streams on Spotify. Since the hit single was released, the singer has been doing extremely well in the music industry and he had featured several other Nigerian and international acts.


 Chukwuka Ekweani also known as C-Kay was born in Kaduna, at the north-western region of Nigeria. He is of Igbo origin from Anambra State in Southeastern Nigeria. His love for music was driven by his father, who was a choir conductor at their local church when he was growing up. According to sources, C-Kay learnt how to play a how to play a piano form his father. This was because he loved musical instruments.


 C-Kay is one of the richest, next rated and influential singers of all time with an estimated net worth of over $300,000.


C-Kay relocated from Kaduna State to Lagos State after he got discovered. While signed to Loopy Music, he began working with Chocolate City, early 2015.Following the merger of Loopy Music in 2016, he officially joined Chocolate City artist roster. He is a musician who has made hit tracks in a variety of genres including Afrobeats, Afropop, R&B and even dancehall. It was revealed that on the 11th day of September 2017, he released his first extended play Who the Fuck Is CKay?, through Chocolate City. However, since March 2021, the singer was signed to Warner Music Records South Africa. In 2019, following the release of CKay the First, “Love Nwantiti” became a major record in Nigeria. On 14 February 2020, CKay released a remix titled “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” featuring Joeboy and Kuami Eugene. In 2021, it went viral on TikTok and became an international hit, charting across Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, also reaching number 23 in the UK and earned him his first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100. A North African remix featuring ElGrande Toto became popular in the Maghreb countries and in Germany. A French remix featured Franglish, a German remix featuring Frizzo, Joeboy and Kuami Eugene, the Spanish version with De La Ghetto, the East African remix featuring Rayvanny and a South African remix featuring Tshego and Gemini Major.


C-Kay’s girlfriend has not yet been revealed but we promise to disclose this to you as soon as possible.


On 4 June 2019, in an interview with Ayo Onikoyi of Vanguard Nigeria, CKay described his style of music as Afro-pop from the future (2056 A.D specifically). On 24 September 2021, Helen Ainsley of the Official Charts Company describes CKay’s music as fusing Afrobeats with pop, electronic music, and even interpolating classical music.

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