CKay the First surpasses Burna Boy’s African Giant as the highest-streamed African album on Spotify.
By Hope Ibiale
Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music producer, Chukwuka Ekweani, popularly known as CKay, has broken a new record with his sophomore extended playlist, CKay the First. The project has become the highest streamed by an African act on Spotify. The 8-track project, released in 2019, has garnered over 661 million streams, surpassing Burna Boy’s African Giant, which previously held the record as the highest-streamed African album.
CKay the First was solely produced by him with additional production contributions from Tempoe and Real Btee. The featured artistes on this project include DJ Lambo, Blaqbonez, Barry Jhay, and BOJ.
While celebrating his win on his Twitter page, he said, “CKay the First is the most streamed African project of all time on Spotify. Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen. Big announcement soon.”
Since his debut in 2019, the Emo-Afrobeats artiste has broken many records with a host of wins under his belt. Some of these wins include becoming the first African artiste to reach a billion streams on Spotify, and his hit single “Love Nwantinti” became the most Shazamed song in the world. Also, “Love Nwantiti” has earned several certifications in countries like Poland, Denmark, Spain, France, and many others. Recently, he gave a thrilling “Love Nwantiti” performance at the African Nations Championship (CHAN).