Chukwuka Ekweani popularly known as Ckay, was born in Kaduna, a state in the north-western region of Nigeria.
His love for music was driven by his father, who was a choir conductor at their local church.
While growing up, he was moved by musical instruments, which prompted him to learn the piano from his father. Thereafter, a friend introduced him to the production software Fruity Loops.
Chukwuka Ekweani started off his music career as a member of a band, made up of him and two other bandmates, before beginning his solo career as CKay.