“CKay the First” has become the Highest Streamed Project by an African Act in Spotify History
CKay the First, which was released on August 30th, 2019 has become the highest streamed project by an African act in Spotify history.
●21st February 2023
Chukwuka Ekweani, professionally known as CKay, has scored another major win for African music. Earlier this year, the singer became the most viewed African artist on YouTube. He was the first African to reach one billion streams on Spotify. Now, his second extended playlist, CKay the First, which was released on August 30th, 2019 has become the highest streamed project by an African act in Spotify history. It has 661 million streams, overtaking Burna Boy’s African Giant which was at 660.9 million streams on Spotify. CKay the First was produced by the super talented singer himself, CKay, with significant contributions from other talented acts such as Tempoe and Real Btee.
His song, “Love Nwantiti”, which can be rendered a global anthem since it dominated several social media platforms and digital streaming platforms, has received several certifications in different countries. It has sold over 240,000 units and has been certified 3x platinum in Canada. It is also certified gold in Denmark after selling over 45,000 units; certified platinum in Poland after selling over 50,000 units; certified gold in Spain after selling over 20,000 units; platinum in the United States after selling over 1,000,000 units; platinum in the United Kingdom after selling over 600,000 units; platinum in Italy after selling over 70,000 units.
Congratulations to CKay as he continues to reign supreme by breaking records in the music industry.