Chukwuka “CKay” Ekweani, the Nigerian artist behind the international hit “Love Nwantiti” has revealed the inspiration behind the song.
The track initially went viral last year – 2020 through an unauthorized remixes and uncredited usage. The song blew to the extent it inspired a dance challenge on Tiktok.
While the song went viral, only few people know the artist, hence it isn’t getting a proper recognition, but recently, “Love Nwantiti” started bringing recognition and reward to its writer, singer and producer CKay.
With the rate “Love Nwantiti” is going, is definitely finding its way to becoming the biggest song in the world.
“When I make music, it’s like I’m immortalizing the experiences and people I sing about,” says CKay.
Recalling how the song was made, CKay say; “I was in love and I literally freestyled the song in my living room back in 2019. ‘Love Nwantiti’ means ‘small love’ in Igbo – my native language.
“The other parts of the song are in [West African] pidgin English. I call my genre emo-Afrobeats, because I put a lot of my emotional energy into it.
“My music is like my diary. I talk about my romantic experiences and people from all around the world are connecting with that.
“I’m proud of the fact that a failed relationship that had me heartbroken for months turned into something that is moving hearts around the whole world.”
Watch the acoustic version below