‘Africa’s Boyfriend’, Chukwuka Ekweani, known publicly as CKay, introduces his smash hit single, ‘love nwantiti (ah ah ah)’, which recently received a resurgence in popularity on TikTok.
CKay is the rising star in the ever-burgeoning Afrobeats scene – spearheading a self-coined subgenre “Emo-Afrobeat”, best describing the Nigerian born star’s sound. Having contributed to Davido’s critically acclaimed A Better Time album alongside Lil Baby, Sho Madjozi, and Nicki Minaj, to name but a few, the multi-talented singer-songwriter and producer shines through with single-minded vision.
His previous single release ‘Love Nwantiti’, taken from EP: CKAY THE FIRST back in 2019 has recently seen a series of remixes featuring the likes of Moroccan superstar Elgrande Toto, French artist Franglish and Latin singer De La Ghetto.
Listen to ‘love nwantiti (ah ah ah)’ by CKay on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
Resulting from a TikTok trend which has quickly taken over Europe, his North African, Elgrande Toto-assisted remix has catapulted into the Shazam Global Top Ten and Spotify Top 200.
Off the back of this success, his remixes featuring DJ Yo and the Franglish-assisted remix have taken over the charts by storm, with the former having jumped to in a #1 on the Spotify Viral Global Charts as well as #1 on the Shazam Global Chart.
Top 20 GLOBAL Spotify charts and #1 on GLOBAL Shazam charts for the second week in a row! So crazy! Thank You! 🌍💜✨ pic.twitter.com/XjBjYAGdZA
— 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙 💋 (@ckay_yo) September 23, 2021
With a flair for sonic experimentation, fusing Afrobeats with a touch of pop, psychedelic ambience, interpolation of classicals, CKay is a Nigerian fast rising star that shows his creative genius but still remains one for the ladies.