Chukwuka Ekweani, known publicly as CKay.
Chukwuka Ekweani, known publicly as CKay. the rising star in the ever-burgeoning Afrobeats scene. The selfdefined Emo-Afrobeat star is soaring up charts across the globe thanks to a viral remix of his single “Love Nwantiti”, and the UK is no exception.
The Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer originally released Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah) back in 2019 as part of his debut EP CKay The First.
In 2021 the track began to really pick up steam. In late July a TikTok user remixed the single, which quickly went stratospheric across dance challenges, stan edits, makeup reveals and more - 2.5 million TikToks currently exist using just that particular
mix (with hundreds of thousands more across other versions) - and users soon began seeking out the original.
CKay has continued to create a global presence with accomplishments such as the “most Shazamed song in the world”. This week ‘love nwantiti’ lands back at #1 on the Spotify Viral 50, and reaches a new peak of #9 (and #21 & #99) on the Global Spotify Top 200 with charts in over 60 markets, equivalent to a Global Top 3 position with all 3 versions’ streams combined. Now up to over 100m weekly streams across all versions, with over 70% still driven by search and library. On Tik Tok it amassed another 4m+ creates and a whopping 7.4bn views in the last 7 days.
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