Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka (born 28 January 1993), popularly known as Chike, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for participating in the Nigerian reality competition Project Fame West Africa and finishing in second place on Season 1 of The Voice Nigeria. Chike made his acting debut as Mayowa Badmus on the Africa Magic Showcase telenovela Battleground.
Early Life and Net Worth
Chike is a native of Onitsha, Anambra State in Nigeria. He comes from a family of four children. His family was musically talented, which influenced his decision to pursue a career in music. He is a graduate of Covenant University with a degree in Computer Engineering.
Chike was featured as a contestant on Project Fame West Africa. He was eliminated after reaching the Top 10.
Chike auditioned for The Voice Nigeria with a cover of James Arthur’s “Roses”. All four coaches turned their chairs for him and he opted to join Team Patoranking.
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 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, it was confirmed that 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.
Chike released his 14-track album titled Boo of the Booless.’ with a special performance on the 2020 Big Brother Lockdown tv show.
Chike is currently single and not yet married or engaged.
Chike’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $650, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).