Emiliana was released in December 2021 and has captured the ears of fans, both new and old, on a global scale. Without a video, the track has already achieved just under 100 million streams since its release. The official music video comes just a month after the release of the official acoustic video for Emiliana, which has already garnered over a million views on YouTube.
CKay is no stranger to pairing amazing visuals in line with the amazing music he delivers.
The video, shot in Senegal and directed by Ahmed Mosh, paints a love story between the superstar and his “Emiliana.” The flirty and playful music video is bound to have his fans swooning over the romance played out in the visual accompaniment to the song.
‘Emiliana’ is a song about a long-distance relationship and how Ckay misses his better half in the song and is unable to teleport to her at that moment.
“It was my first time in Dakar and I had a great time shooting there,” says CKay on his experience shooting the music video. “The vibes were real and the energy was high. I think Africa is beautiful and I wanted to show people a piece of that.”
Chukwuka Ekweani, known publicly as CKay is the rising star in the ever-burgeoning Afrobeats scene. The self-defined Emo-Afrobeat star has and continues to soar up charts across the globe thanks to his first globally recognized single “love nwantiti.”
The Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer originally released love nwantiti (ah ah ah) back in 2019 as part of his debut EP, CKay The First.
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In 2021, CKay became the most streamed artist of the year and became the first African artist with two tracks on the Global Spotify Top 30 simultaneously. love nwantiti has been certified platinum/multi-platinum in five countries, including the United States and India, The viral hit has also been certified gold in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Italy, and New Zealand. CKay became the first African artist in 50 years to hold a top 5 position on the UK Singles Chart for 4 straight weeks with love nwantiti.
CKay has continued to create a global presence with accomplishments such as the “most Shazamed song in the world”. His most recent globally recognized single, Emiliana, has followed suit and racked in global chart positions and currently has just under 100 million streams. Emiliana peaked at #1 on the UK Afrobeats Chart, #2 on Shazam Top 200 (Afrobeats), and #1 in six countries on Apple Music.