With his breakthrough hit “Love Nwantiti,” singer CKay supposedly became the best-selling African musician in US history. With his smashing and record-breaking single “Love Nwantiti,” talented singer, songwriter, producer, and performer CKay has supposedly been named the best-selling African artist of all time in the United States of America (US). The song, which the RIAA declared platinum after it sold more than a million copies in the US alone, was said to have earned over 1.6 million dollars in the US alone in 2022, which is the largest amount ever achieved by an African artist.
While the pandemic dampened and slowed things down for many, it was most favorable to CKay as his song quickly took off, gaining crazy worldwide momentum both on TikTok and Shazam, and it all happened so unexpectedly, even for the singer himself. The magical tune was the second track off his 2019 EP, “CKay the First,” which boasted other songs and guest features, but somehow the universe carefully handpicked one song for the singer’s overnight stardom.
CKay has gone on to release two different projects since then, including his debut album “Sad Romance,” published to positive reviews and chart-topping success last year. The singer has been on that international high, touring and shutting down various cities all over the globe with his electrifying performances.