Nigerian recording artiste, Ckay real name Chukwuka Ekweani has struck a deal with Warner Bros Music Group South Africa.
The news was confirmed by the record label on Friday, November 27.
Equally, this also means the end of Ckay’s four-year stint with one of Nigeria’s biggest record labels, Chocolate City.
In a Twitter announcement, Warner wrote;
“We’re thrilled to welcome @ckay_yo to the Warner Music family!
The star is working on his sophomore album as well as a first major-label debut which is set to drop in 2021!
Welcome to the family, CKay! Blackheart.”
We’re thrilled to welcome @ckay_yo to the Warner Music family! The star is working on his sophomore album and first major label debut which is set to drop in 2021! Welcome to the family, CKay! 🖤 pic.twitter.com/iZkcyc2jUF
— Warner Music SA (@WarnerMusicSA) November 27, 2020
Ckay would release his debut album on the label.
This album would be a follow-up to his EPs, ‘Who is Ckay?’ and also ‘CKay The First.’
It’s been a stellar year for Ckay who released the international smash hit, ‘Love Nwantiti [Remix]’ at the start of 2020. Recently, he featured on South African rapper; J Molley‘s album, All Is Fair In Love & War.
CKay‘s former label, Chocolate City, is also in a joint-venture deal with Warner Music Group.
CKay was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Ekweani the city of Kaduna, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria.
He was also introduced to music by his father who was a choir conductor; and by 13, the 25-year-old artiste had began producing as well as writing music in a Christian group, where he nurtured his musical skills.
The Nigerian artiste is known for producing music for Dice Ailes, M.I Abaga; Oritse Femi; Ice Prince, Falz, DJ Neptune; also Ruby Gyang, Yung6ix; as well as several other prominent artists in Nigeria.