My colleagues refused to work with me after success of ‘Love Nwantiti’ – Singer, Ckay

Nigerian singer, CKay has said opened up on the challenges he faced when he tried to collaborate with some of his colleagues.

He said he wanted to consolidate the global success of his hit song, ‘Love Nwantiti,’ but when he reached out to many musicians, they turned him down.

Ckay made the revelation in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, where he also stated that he could not understand why ‘Love Nwantiti’ never won any award in Nigeria despite racking over a billion streams and bagging numerous awards abroad.

How my colleagues refused to work with me - Singer, Ckay

The Chocolate City signee opined that there is a lot of bureaucracy involved in getting awards both domestic and foreign, and the fact that he does not know award organisers may be an issue.

He said his belief that there is love in the Nigerian music industry may not have been correct afterall especially after his disappointing experience with collaborations.

Ckay said; “I have my reservations about awards in general. Because I feel there’s so much involved. And the people who run the awards, I don’t know them or their motives. I have seen so many situations where music that is deserving doesn’t get any recognition. Not just the Grammys, even [Nigerian awards] back home.

“It’s interesting that ‘Love Nwantiti’ that’s 6x platinum, has no award in Nigeria. I don’t know if I would use the word shameful. It’s interesting because it begs so many questions. That’s why I have my reservations about awards.

“I would like to believe that there’s a lot of love in the [Nigerian music] industry, but unfortunately, I don’t think I am correct. I feel I’m very open. I mean, I’m not open like that.

“To be fair, I am a reserved person. But in terms of collaborations, I have had so many situations where I tried to collaborate with some people in the industry but they were acting funny even After ‘Love Nwantiti.’”