Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel, known professionally as Chinko Ekun, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He is a graduate of law from Obafemi Awolowo University. His song “Able God” won the street song of the year in 2019.
Chinko Ekun Biography
Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel
|Date Of Birth||
13 September 1993
Obafemi Awolowo University
|State Of Origin||
Ondo State, Nigeria
|Place Of Birth||
Lagos State, Nigeria.
|Social Media Handle||
Facebook: Chinko Ekun
Early Life and Education
Chinko Ekun, the second child of a family of three, was born on September 13, 1993, in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. His hometown is Ikare in Nigeria’s Ondo State.
Chinko Ekun attended both Remade Nursery and Primary School in Igando, Lagos State, and Blessing Nursery and Primary School in Oshodi, Lagos State. For his secondary school education, he went to Baptist Model High School in Ijegun, Lagos State. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, where he was awarded a law degree upon graduation. He completed his National Youth Service in Lagos State.
Chinko Ekun began fostering a passion for music at the age of 7. His love for pop and rap music began during his freshman year. In 2011, Chinko Ekun posted his freestyle videos on Instagram, marking the official beginning of his musical career. His debut official track, “Ekun,” was made available in 2013. On the songs “100 To Million,” “Bang,” and “Usain Bolt” from Olamide’s “Street OT album” from 2014, Chinko Ekun made an appearance. He made an appearance on Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC) 2014 and performed a freestyle. Chinko Ekun sings exclusively hip-hop music in English, Pidgin, and Yoruba.
The syllables “Chinko” and “Ekun” were combined to form his name, “Chinko Ekun”. “Chinko” is his stage name because he was told he looked Chinese throughout his time in college, and “Ekun” is his first official music.
Chinko Ekun joined YBNL Nation, Olamide’s group, in 2015. On February 25, 2015, he made available his first official songs, “Alejo Oran” and “Emi Na Re,” via YBNL Nation. Only a year later, he and labelmates Adekunle Gold and Viktoh left the record company after their contracts ended. He joined Dubai-based record label Dek-Niyor Entertainment in 2017.
He released “Able God,” a song with zlatan and Lil Kesh, on September 13, 2018. At The Headies 2019, the song helped him win his first Headies award for “Best Street Hop Artiste.” The song was nominated for a 2019 City People Music Award for “Popular Song of the Year.” At the 2019 City People Music Awards, it took home the “Street Song of the Year” honour.
Chinko Ekun, who is a bachelorette, stated he is not yet prepared for marriage. Little is known about his personal life.
Some of his popular music is below.
- Alejo Oran
- Emi Na Re
- Jen Le Yo
- Bless Me
- Shake It
- “Gazor Lo” ft (SIJ)
- “Jafafa” ft. (Mohbad)
- “Able God” ft. (Zlatan Ibile and Lil Kesh)
Awards and Nominations
|2020||Soundcity MVP Awards||Viewers’ Choice||“Able God”||Nominated|
|2019||City People Music Awards||Street Song of the Year||“Able God”||Won|
|Popular Song of the Year||“Able God”||Nominated|
|Best Indigenous Artiste of the Year||Himself||Nominated|
|The Headies||Best Street Hop Artiste||Himself, “Able God”||Won|
Chinko Ekun is known to have made much from his music career right from his days in school, he has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million.
Social Media Handle
Facebook: Chinko Ekun
Chinko Ekun has previously released consistent street Jamz for public consumption, which shook the music industry in his early days. Much has not been heard about him in the music scene for a while now. We hope he comes back with a bang.