Chike Ezekpeazu Osebuka he was born on the 28th of January, 1993, popularly known by his stage name chike is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor, he is known for his soulful song and smooth lyrics. He became popular for participating in the Nigerian reality competition Project Fame West Africa in 2015 and finishing in second place on Season 1 of The Voice Nigeria. Chike made his acting appearance as ‘Mayowa Badmus’ on the Africa Magic Showcase telenovela ‘Battleground’.
- Full Name: Chike Ezekpeazu Osebuka
- Stage Name: Chike
- Born: January 28, 1993
- Age: 29 years old
- Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- State Of Origin: Anambra State
- Tribe: Igbo
- Height: 5”8
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Genre: Afro-pop and Afro-RnB
- Parents: N/A
- Children: N/A
- Girlfriend • Wife: Not Married
- Occupation: Actor, Musician, Songwriter
- Net Worth: $250,000
Early life and Education
Chike is a innate of Onitsha, Anambra State in Nigeria. He was born on the 28th of January, 1993 in a family of four. Chike’s choice to pursue a career in music was influenced by his family. He is a graduate of Covenant University with a degree in Computer Engineering.
Chike, being born into a music-loving family made his musical career easy. He started singing in 2009 and got involved in various competitions which helped in grooming his talent, he also emerged as the winner as the best vocalist in a competition in his high school in the same year. Chike was featured as a contestant in the Project Fame West Africa and made it to the top 10 was eliminated in that round.
After being eliminated in the competition, Chike didn’t give up but auditioned for The Voice Nigeria with a cover of James Arthur’s “Roses” and he opted to join Team Patoranking.
In the battle round, he performed Mario’s “Let Me Love You” with another Team Patoranking contestant and was chosen to move to the next round. In the first week of live shows, he performed “Not the Girl” by co-coach Dare Art Alade and earned a ‘save’ from his coach. In the second week of live shows, he performed The Weeknd’s “Earned It” and was saved by public votes. He also performed a rendition of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers and earned his coach’s final save of the season. For the semi-finals, he performed “Pullover” by Kcee and Wizkid. In the finale, Chike performed covers of Bob Marley and the Wailers’s “No Woman No Cry” and Kiss Daniel’s “Mama”. He finished as the runner-up of The Voice Nigeria’ season, with A’rese from Team Waje coming in first place. He got himself an Ambassadorial deal from Airtel alongside other finalists after being a runner-up in the Airtel Sponsored Competition.
While being discovered as the missing piece by several Nigerian superstars, In 2016, after The Voice Nigeria, Chike was signed to Universal Republic along with the other top four contestants on the show. He went ahead to release his debut single “Fancy U” in December 2016 under Universal Republic, with its music video being released in early 2017. Chike was also made an ambassador for Airtel Nigeria along with the other seven finalists of The Voice Nigeria.
In April 2017, Chike had been cast by Africa Magic to play the role of Mayowa Badmus in a television drama named Battleground. In November 2017, Chike announced leaving Universal Republic to become an independent artist. He then released his amazing next single, titled “Beautiful People,” in February 2018.In 2020,Chike released his 14-track album titled ‘Boo of the Booless.’ During his special guest performance on the 2020 Big Brother Lockdown tv show.
Chike’s Net worth
Chike whose major source of income are music sales, ambassadorial deals, competitions features, and movies. In February 2020, Chike released a widely accepted album “Boo Of The Booless” consisting of 14 tracks. The album after being released launched him to the greater limelight and made him a popular name. The album is currently receiving massive airplay and topping charts across several countries. He has an estimated net worth of $250,000 but he’s not on Forbes list.
Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Recipient
2021 Net Honours Most Played RnB Song “Running to You” (featuring Simi)
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