2019 saw the launch of his debut EP ‘CKay The First’ on which his future break-out hit ‘Love Nwantiti’ is the centrepiece.
Could CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ become Africa’s next Jerusalema? This would be a first for a Nigerian artist. The North African remix featuring ElGrande Toto peaked at #6 on the global Shazam charts last week in over 14 territories globally. Is Warner Music at the forefront of taking music from emerging markets to the world?
Originally released by the legendary Nigerian label Chocolate City, ‘Love Nwantiti’ and its remixes have already garnered over 40.5 million streams globally on Spotify alone and north of 90 million across all DSPs, making this CKay’s best year yet. Now licensed exclusively to Warner Music South Africa for the World, this gem has 7 International remixes, including a bootleg version by DJ Yo & Ax’el, which is currently being ingested into the WMG network.
Rising Nigerian star CKay collaborates with Moroccan hip-hop contender EdGrandeToro on a North meets West collaboration. The two bring their undeniable talent and ability to blend genres together for the Spanish remix of the already viral single ‘Love Nwantiti’.
Lining up alongside Franglish from France, Frizzo from Germany and Tshego & Gemini Major from South Africa amongst others, CKay is taking his music beyond Africa.