Who is Chike?
Chike is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his soulful songs and smooth lyrics. He is also an actor who appeared as a regular cast on the Africa Magic TV show “Battleground”.
Before fame, Chike participated in the popular singing competitions – The Voice Nigeria and Project Fame West Africa.
Full data profile of Nigerian singer Chike
|Full name||Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka|
|Age||28 years old|
|Birthday||January 28, 1993|
|State of origin||Anambra|
|Genre||Afropop and Afro-RnB|
Chike’s childhood and education
Chike is one of four brothers born to Igbo parents. Though originally from Onitsha in Anambra State, Chike was born in Enugu and raised in Lagos. His parents were into music and the singer has admitted that this added to his interest to do music.
Chike has described his childhood as “strict” and revealed he had really tough parenting. He had most of his early education in Lagos but later moved to Ogun State to study at Covenant University where he bagged a degree in Computer Engineering.
Chike’s music career
Chike has revealed he was raised in a musically-inclined family. He started singing as a child. He became more invested in his talent after he won an award for the best vocalist in his high school. He later auditioned for the defunct reality show, Project Fame West Africa in 2015 but was eliminated after making it to the top 10.
He was not ready to be deterred from pursuing his dreams and went on to participate in the pioneering season of The Voice Nigeria, finishing as a runner-up against the season’s winner, A’rese.
Chike on The Voice Nigeria show
During The Voice Nigeria show, Chike was highly favoured by the judges, including Waje who exclaimed: “Nobody sings like you on my team”.
After the end of the season, Chike was signed to Universal Records along with the other top contestants. He also earned an ambassadorial deal with Airtel, the major sponsor of The Voice Nigeria show.
In 2016, Chike released his first single, “Fancy U” which was immediately followed by an official music video. In 2018, his second single, “Beautiful People” was released after he announced his withdrawal from Universal Records. Chike’s music career rose to global prominence after he released his groundbreaking debut album – “Boo of the Booless” in 2020.
The 14-track album topped many charts and contains some of the most most-listened Afro-RnB songs in Nigeria that year.
Chike has collaborated with some of Nigeria’s finest musicians including the likes of Mayorkun, Ric Hassani, Simi, etc. He recently performed at the Future Awards Africa Prize event.
Chike’s songs and albums
From Boo of the Booless Album (2020)
- Out of Love
- If You No Love
- Finders Keepers
- Out of Love
- Watching Over Me
- Fancy U (2016)
- Beautiful People (2018)
Chike’s awards and achievements in music
Apart from having an acclaimed album, Chike was nominated for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Music in 2020, alongside other Nigerian big talents including Tems, Fireboy, Omah Lay and Rema who won the prize.
Considering his talent and current success in music, he is likely to bag more prominent music awards and recognitions soon.
Chike’s net worth
Chike makes the bulk of his money from paid performances, music streams and brand deals.
Based on available data, his current net worth is estimated at $200,000 (around N80 million naira).
Chike’s Instagram and Twitter
Chike’s verified Instagram account name is @officialchike. His Twitter account is @officialchike.
It is not currently known if Chike has a girlfriend or not. There are no available reports on Chike’s relationship status right now.
Other interesting facts to know about Nigerian musician, Chike
Chike and his elder brother, Syemca
Chike has shown gratitude for his brother’s support of his career. In a recent interview, the singer revealed that his elder brother, Syemca played a part in his confidence to pursue a career in music.
The 28-year-old singer said: “My elder brother, Syemca gave me the confidence to express myself and pursue my music career”.
Chike’s elder brother, Syemca is also a music artist. He was featured in 2 Face’s recent single, “Target You”
“Boo of the Booless” was not Chike’s choice for the name of his album. In fact, he hated the idea and wanted “African Prince” or another vague option. The singer remarked that he was surprised it turned out good. He also added that it took three years of hard work to create the album.