Chukwuka Ekweani, better known by his stage name CKay. He was born in Kaduna, Nigeria, on July 16, 1995.

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Quick Info 

REAL NAMEChukwuka Ekweani
DATE OF BIRTHJuly 16, 1995
BIRTHPLACEKaduna, Nigeria
PROFESSIONSinger, Songwriter, Music Producer
NET WORTH$2 Million
HEIGHT5 Feet 9 Inches

Ckay Early Life

Chukwuka Ekweani was born in Kaduna state, which is in northwest Nigeria. He is of Igbo descent and hails from Anambra State. At the local church, his father oversaw the choir. who encouraged him to go into music as a career. Early exposure to musical instruments inspired him to study the piano with his father. After that, a friend introduced him to the production software ‘Fruity Loops’. Chukwuka started his musical career as a member of a band with himself and two other bandmates before starting his solo career as CKay.

Net Worth

Ckay is worth $2 million in total. His career as a musician brought him all fortune. He also makes money from YouTube, tours, and streaming. With over 3 million subscribers and over 700 million video views on YouTube channel, the singer is well-known and earns well from it.


CKay began his career as a self-taught record producer. Before he even started singing. Fruity Loops, is a production program that is now known as FL Studio. It was first introduced to him by a close buddy. Soon after, with pals formed a three-man band to begin his musical career. 

In 2014, he moved to Lagos after being found and signed to Loopy Music. After that, he started working as an intern at the Nigerian record company ‘Chocolate City’ at the beginning of the next year. On August 31, 2016, the business merged with Loopy Music, and he eventually signed as an artist. 

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On September 11, 2017, the celebrity released his debut EP, ‘Who the F*ck is CKay’. Finally, his song ‘Container’, released on March 2, 2018, became popular among Nigerian listeners. 

The release of the Nigerian singer’s second EP, CKay the First, in 2019 marked his major break. Two years later, Love Nwantiti, a song from the EP, became popular on TikTok. He debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 with the single. His instagram is @ckay_yo.

More on His Career

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On 24 May 2022, Starr‘s “Beggie Beggie” earned him, a special recognition at The Headies, in the Best Collaboration category. He released “Watawi” on June 17, 2022, featuring Davido, Focalistic, and Abidoza. A music video made by Dalia Dias was also released for the song, which reached number 13 on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50. CKay became the second African artist to exceed 1.2 billion streams on June 20, 2022. However, Burna Boy beat him by 200 million streams, making him the most streamed artist with 1.4 billion overall. When CKay reached 100 million streams on Boomplay in August 2022, Boomplay awarded him a golden club plaque. Boomplay data analysis indicates that as of August 18, 2022, Ckay songs were streamed and enjoyed in over 120 countries, with 3,549 playlists featuring Ckay music.


CKay has termed his kind of music ‘Emo-afro beats’ to highlight the emotional and romantic lyrics that he emphasizes in it. Afrobeats, R&B, and dancehall are just a few of the genres in which CKay has produced music. In an interview with Ayo Onikoyi of Vanguard Nigeria on June 4, 2019, he referred to his musical style as Afro-pop from the future, specifically 2056 A.D. Helen Ainsley, an OCC writer, characterizes CKay’s music as a fusion of pop, electronic, and even classical music interwoven with Afrobeats on September 24, 2021. On October 29, 2021, Teen Vogue‘s Nelson C.J. named CKay alongside other Nigerian musicians who were mistaken for Alté singers.

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