Chike Ezekpeazu Osebuka (born January 28, 1993), popularly known by his stage Chike, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor. 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.

Background information
Birth nameChike Ezekpeazu Osebuka
Born (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 31)
Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria
GenresAfrobeats, R&B, Afropop, Highlife & Soul
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Actor
Years active2016–present

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.

Early life and education


Chike is a native of Onitsha, Anambra State in the south-eastern region of Nigeria and is one of four children. Chike's decision to pursue a career in music was influenced by his family.[1] He is a graduate of Covenant University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.[2]



Project Fame


Chike was featured as a contestant on Project Fame West Africa however, was then eliminated after reaching the Top 10.[3]

The Voice Nigeria


Chike auditioned for The Voice Nigeria with a cover of James Arthur's "Roses" and he opted to join Team Patoranking.[4]

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.[5]

After The Voice Nigeria




After The Voice Nigeria, Chike was signed to Universal Republic along with the other top four contestants on the show.[6] 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.[7]



In April 2017, Chike had been cast by Africa Magic to play the role of Mayowa Badmus in a television drama named Battleground.[8] Chike departed from Universal Republic in November 2017 to become an independent artist. He released his next single, titled "Beautiful People," in February 2018.[9]


Chike released his 14-track album titled Boo of the Booless.' during his special guest performance on the 2020 Big Brother Lockdown TV show.[10]


In September 2023, Chike was announced as a brand ambassador for Glo telecommunication alongside Asake, Kizz Daniel.[11][12][13]









Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2020 City People Music Awards Album of the Year "Boo of the Booless" Won
The Headies 2020 Best Vocal Performance (Male) "Chike – "Forgive" Nominated
Best R&B Album Boo of the Booless – Chike Nominated
Album of the Year Boo of the Booless – Chike Nominated
2021 Net Honours Most Played RnB Song "Running to You" (featuring Simi) Nominated [18]
2022 The Headies 2022 Best R&B Single "Running (To You)" – Chike feat. Simi Nominated [19][20]
Best Music Video "Roju" – (Chike) – Directed by Pink Nominated [21][22]
Best Collaboration "Running (To You)" – Chike feat. Simi Nominated [23][24]
Best Rap Single "Breathe" – A-Q feat Chike Nominated [25]


2023 The Headies 2023 Best R&B Single "Hard to Find" – Chike Nominated [27]
Best Vocal Performance (Male) "Spell (remix)" – Chike Nominated [28]
Best Music Video "Spell" – (Chike) – Directed by Pink Nominated [29]
Best R&B Album "The Brother’s Keeper" – Chike Won [30]


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