“The visible effect made on a surface by pressure”


Billion-streaming, chart-topping global sensation CKay is coming to the US! Known for his flair of sonic experimentation, fusing Afrobeats with a touch of pop and psychedelic ambience, CKay is set to take over NY and LA with two special shows for his fans. On his first trip to these major cities, he’ll be performing at New York City’s famed S.O.B.’s on Tuesday, April 5th and the Los Angeles’ sleek Peppermint Club on Thursday, April 14th. Accompanied by a live band, CKay will bring all the energy to the stage, performing hits like “love nwantiti, “Emiliana”, and other fan favorites. Venue presales are available now (NY-HERE | LA-HERE) and continue through Wednesday, March 23rd at 10 pm (local). General on-sales begin Thursday, March 24th at 10 am.

Recently featured on February’s cover of Uproxx, CKay has fast become one of the biggest new stars in the world today, topping countless charts across the globe with such hits as “Emiliana” and the Global Shazam #1, “Love Nwantiti.” Now boasting over 30M monthly listeners on Spotify, CKay recently made his US television debut with a spectacular medley “Love Nwantiti” and “Emiliana” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (streaming HERE).

Chukwuka Ekweani, known publicly as CKay, is the fastest rising star in the ever-burgeoning Afrobeats scene, thanks in part to a viral remix of his single “Love Nwantiti.” The Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer originally released “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” in 2019 as part of his debut EP, CKay The First. The track truly began to really pick up steam last year when an original TikTok remix went stratospheric across dance challenges, stan edits, makeup reveals, and more. Indeed, more than 2.5M TikToks currently exist using just that particular mix (with hundreds of thousands more across other versions).

As users began seeking out the original version, CKay quickly became a massive global presence. Among its many accomplishments, “Love Nwantiti” became the “Most Shazamed Song in the World” and a #1 hit on Spotify charts worldwide, now boasting over 300M streams and counting. In addition, various versions of “Love Nwantiti” have earned a cumulative 300M views via YouTube.