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Mr 2Kay Biography – Age , Net worth, Real Name & State Of Origin

REAL NAME: Abiye David Jumbo
STAGE NAME: Mr 2kay
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE: Born 19 of October 1986
NET WORTH: Mr 2Kay net worth is estimated $1.1m
GENRE: Afrobeats
RECORD LABEL: Grafton Records
STATE OF ORIGIN: Rivers
GIRLFRIEND: Rumored to be dating BBN star, Gifty
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Mr 2kay has suddenly become one of the highly sought after Nigerian Singer and has been in the news lately as a result of his relationship saga with BBN star Gifty Power. There has been huge traffic from fans who are longing to know more about the “Belema” crooner , some questions are frequently asked about the singer . His fans are very keen about him as they source for information  about him, questions like mr 2kay songs, mr 2kay new release, mr 2kay birthday, mr 2kay net worth, mr 2kay belema download, mr 2kay gifty, mr 2kay who no like better thing mp3, mr 2kay woods to list a few.

SYNOPSIS

His real name is Abinye David Jumbo but he is better known by his stage name Mr 2Kay, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Grafton Entertainment. The Nigeria singer has been in the Entertainment Industry for many years but he became known after he featured Timaya in his hit song titled ‘Moniegram’. Mr 2Kay is one of those Nigerian singer that started their career from the scratch as a result of his poor background  unlike Davido and others who was born into a well-to-do family . The “Count It All Joy” singer has fine-tune his talent to become one of the finest Nigerian singer today. He has won several coveted awards and earned several nominations as well including Next Rated at 2014 PNA Youth Award,Best Collabo of The Year (Bad Girl Special Remix) Nigeria Entertainment Awards and many others.

Early Life, Background, Childhood And Education

Mr 2Kay was born in Port Harcourt. After his birth, his family moved to Bonny Island, Rivers State where he grew up. 2kay was also a good crafts man as he drew portraits while growing up. The young talent was born into a poor family where the only option left with him was to hustle to make a living. The singer was raised by his single mother after his father passed .He grew up with his single mother and the family survived by hawking food with the young Mr 2kay also assisting his mum. He discovered he could sing at the age of 12 while hawking food. He would sing with whatever product he was hawking at the time to attract customers who quickly got enchanted at his talent.

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After completing his basic education, he got admission into University of Port Harcourt to study Visual Arts but had to drop out due to financial constraint. Mr 2Kay had no option than to go back to his town bonny Island to work with Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas NLNG gas project taking place there, he did this so that he could raise money for his school expenses but he wasn’t able to raise enough money, he was forced to abandon education to concentrate on his Music career.

After few years into this professional music career , he got signed to Grafton records , they helped him in sharpening his skills. After few weeks of hard work, he finally released his debut album in 2011 titled “Water Side Boy” under Grafton records imprint . The album was well-received and also got a good rating from music critics. The album was supported by hits that earned him a nomination at the Niger delta Advancement awards for the Next rated artiste.

Mr 2Kay rose from rags to riches after spending some years in his music career, he also got a chance to represent the south south Nigeria in the Nigerian carnival Uk tour performance in London. The handsome Nigerian singer has also performed on many big stages and also worked with top Nigerian musicians like Timaya, Kcee, Duncan Mighty, Chidinma, Iyanya to name a few. The “Run This Town” crooner is widely known for his philanthropic lifestyle despite he is still growing up in the music industry but he finds joy in giving the little he has to charity.

Not too long ago, he visited his home town to give back to his community by giving to the old and school kits to kids going to school. He also organises some free show where he performs for free which is his own way of giving back to the community.

Music Career And Breakthrough

Mr 2Kay officially dived into his professional music career after he relocated to Port Harcourt. He recorded many songs but they couldn’t make a hit , the single that shot him to lime-light is waterside boy . In 2012, Mr 2Kay released “Bubugaga” which was his international break out single which was reviewed by the Top British mainstream daily rated it 4 The Daily Mirror and also UK top music magazine MixMag has given it a great review.

His first single that welcomed him into the music business is “Bubugaga” was released on October 8, 2012. The music video for “Bubugaga” was shot in London, UK and directed by Nosa Igbinedion under Grafton Entertainment. Which was his international hit single. He released his “Waterside Boy” single on August 21, 2011 under Grafton Entertainment. The song was more popular in Port Harcourt when it was released before he gained more popularity in other Nigerian states.

He finally released his long awaited EP, ‘Count it all joy’ drops today. It has 9 tracks.

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Mr 2Kay : Notable Performances

Mr 2Kay has performed in several popular events and shows since he rose to fame , he has performed in the following events listed after the jump;

  • Factory78 TV – Mr 2Kay Performs Bubugaga Live / Face-off interview in 2012
  • Afrobeats London Party at Coronet in 2014.
  • Carniriv Closing Ceremony In 2014.
  • Prestigious London Jazz cafe IN 2014.
  • All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) At Industry Nite in 2015

Mr 2Kay : Albums And Ep’s

  • Waterside Boy (2012) (Album)
  • Count It All Joy (2016) (Ep)

Mr 2Kay : Selected Singles

  • “Run This Town”(2010)
  • “Waterside Boy” (2011)
  • “Bubugaga” (2012)
  • “Beat For My Heart” (2012)
  • “Bubugaga (Remix)” (feat. May7ven & Moelogo) (2013)
  • “Don’t Leave Me” (2013)
  • “Addicted” (2014)
  • “Summer Girl (Samba)” (2014)
  • “Bad Girl Special” (feat. Patoranking) (2014)
  • “Bad Girl Special UK Remix” (feat. Patoranking) (2015)
  • “Bad Girl Special Remix” (feat. Cynthia Morgan, Seyi Shay) (2015)
  • “Who No Like Better Thing” (feat. The Jonsers) (2015)
  • “Count It All Joy” (2016)
  • “Belema” (2017)

Mr 2Kay : Awards And Nominations

  • Mr 2Kay won Next Rated at 2014 PNA Youth Award
  • Won Best Collabo of The Year (Bad Girl Special Remix) at Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Won Artiste Of The Year and Song Of The Year (Bad girl special) and Video Of The Year {Bad girl
  • special} at 2015 Niger Delta Advancement Awards
  • Nominated for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (Bad Girl Special (Remix)) The Headies 2015
  • Nominated for Diaspora Artist of the Year 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Nominated for Diospora Artiste Of The Year Nigeria Entertainment Awards

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