Chike Biography And Net Worth

Chike Ezekpeazu Osebuka popularly known by his stage name as Chike is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, recording artist and actor. He was born on 28th January 1993 in Onitsha, Anambra state in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 31 years old. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented.

Chike gained prominence by participating in the Nigerian reality competition Project Fame West Africa. Additionally, he showcased his talents on The Voice Nigeria, where he achieved the second position during Season 1. Chike ventured into acting by making his debut as Mayoma Badmus on the Africa Magic Showcase telenovela Battleground. He also appeared in the production Gang of Lagos, portraying the character Ify.

Chike released his first album, titled “Boo of the Booless” on February 14, 2020. Following his debut, he subsequently released his second album, “The Brother’s Keeper,” in 2022. Chike is a native of Onitsha in Anambra state in the south-eastern region of Nigeria and he has three siblings. Chike’s decision to pursue a career in music was influenced by his family.

Chike completed both his primary and secondary school education in Onitsha, Anambra state and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Chike proceeded further to Covenant University in Ota, Ogu state and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

Chike was featured as a contestant on Project Fame West Africa. However; he was then eliminated after reaching the Top 10. Chike auditioned for The Voice Nigeria with a cover of James Arthur’s “Roses” and he opted to join Team Patoranking. In the battle ground, he performed Mario’s “Let Me Love You”.

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 Wailer’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.

After The Voice Nigeria, Chike was signed to Universal Republic along with the other top four contestants on the show. He released 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. Chike departed from Universal Republic in November 2017 to become an independent artist. He released his 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. In September 2023, Chike was announced as a brand ambassador for Glo telecommunication alongside Asake and Kizz Daniel.

Chike in the cause of his career has been nominated for and won several awards. In 2020, he won Album of the Year at the City People Musc Awards. In 2020, he was nominated for Best R&B Album and Best Vocal Performance (Male) at The Headies Awards. In 2021, he was nominated for Most Played RnB Song at the Net Honours.

In 2022, he was nominated Best R&B Single, Best Music Video, Best Collaboration, Best Rap Single and Best R&B Single at The Headies Awards. In 2023, he was nominated for Best Vocal Performance (Male), Best Music Video, and won Best R&B Album at The Headies Awards. Chike has an estimated net worth of $2 million making him one of the richest and most influential musicians in Nigeria.

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