“I’m Africa’s boyfriend.” Chukwuka “CKay” Ekweani (@ckay_yo) is the Nigerian artist behind the international hit “Love Nwantiti.” The track initially went viral this past summer via unauthorized remixes and uncredited usage, even inspiring a dance challenge. Now, the song is bringing recognition and reward to its writer, singer and producer CKay. “Love Nwantiti” is on its way to becoming the biggest song in the world. “When I make music, it’s like I’m immortalizing the experiences and people I sing about,” says CKay. “I was in love and I literally freestyled the song in my living room back in 2019. ‘Love Nwantiti’ means ‘small love’ in Igbo — my native language. The other parts of the song are in [West African] pidgin English. I call my genre emo-Afrobeats, because I put a lot of my emotional energy into it. My music is like my diary. I talk about my romantic experiences and people from all around the world are connecting with that. I’m proud of the fact that a failed relationship that had me heartbroken for months turned into something that is moving hearts around the whole world.” Reel by @ckay_yo Music by @ckay_yo, @djyo_official and @djaxel_official

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