Chinko Ekun has his birth name as Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel. He is a popularly known talented Nigerian rapper and songwriter.
Chinko was born on September 13, 1993 in Ikeja Lagos. He is the second child in a family of three children. He grew up in Ikotun area of Lagos State but hails from Ikare in Ondo State.
Chinko Ekun had his primary education at Blessing Nursery and Primary School, Oshodi and Remade Nursery and Primary School, Igando, both in Lagos State. He later attended Baptist Model High School, Ijegun, Lagos State.
He went further to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Law at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Osun State.
His Musical Career
Chinko began music professionally in 2011, posting videos of his freestyles on Instagram which eventually caught the attention of the YBNL boss, Olamide.
In 2013, he released “Ekun” as his first official track and in 2014, featured in Olamide’s Street OT music album, on tracks “100 To Million”, “Bang” and “Usian Bolt”.
He appeared on Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC) 2014, where he did freestyle performance.
Chinko Ekun sings in English, Pidgin and Yoruba, dwelling majorly on hip hop music.
He thereafter got signed immediately to the record label.
Chinko Ekun was shot to limelight in the music industry featuring on different tracks on Olamide’s Street OT album. He also dropped singles like “Alejo Oran” and “Emi Na Re”.
The talented Nigerian singer has featured in lots of smash hit singles such as Jahbless’s “69 Missed Calls” alongside Olamide, Reminsice, Lil Kesh. He also featured in CDQ, Drew’s “Disrespect” alongside Eva and YQ, DJ Enimoney’s “Gapa” alongside CDQ and B Banks and YBNL’s “Shoro Niyen” alongside Olamide, Lil Kesh and Viktoh.
Chinko also fondly called Tiger is creative, skillful and highly talented star. He later left YBNL Nation record label and got signed to a Dubai based new record label, Dek-Niyor Entertainment and released his first single “Shayo” featuring Dremo and Falz.
On 13 September 2018, Chinko released a hit song titled “Able God” featuring Zlatan and Lil Kesh. The song was very successful and earned him his first award for “Best Street Hop Artiste” at The Headies 2019. The song also received the nomination of “Popular Song of the Year” at the 2019 City People Music Awards.
Awards and Nominations
Chinko Ekun has so far earned a number of awards and nominations notably as:
• Won the Best Hop Artiste of the year at the Headies Awards 2019.
• Won the Street Songs of the year at the Sound City MVP Awards 2020.
• Nominated for Best Indigenous Artiste of the year and Popular song of the year at the City People Music Awards.
• Nominated for Viewers Choice also at the Sound City Music Video Awards in 2020.
His Personal Life
Chinko Ekun is still single. He revealed he is not ready for marriage yet.
His Net Worth
Chinko Ekun is indeed one of the most talented Nigerian rapper with an estimated net worth of over $100,000 dollars.
Chinko is a social media personality with large followers. You can reach him on:
Instagram – @chinkotiger