Grafton entertainment star, Mr 2Kay, covers the latest issue of Mystreetz magazine.
The singer has been all over the news recently, following the release of his ‘Count It All Joy’ EP in February for which he has held a few listening parties in different regions of the country. The latest, a massive concert held in his hometown – Bonny Island – at the end of April, saw performances from some of the industry’s biggest artists, comedians and more.
The ‘Count It All Joy’ EP is currently on iTunes, MTN Music Plus and other digital platforms.
Mr 2Kay’s journey so far is the focus of this issue as well as his meteoric rise in the Nigerian music industry.
Sesan Adeniji, Publisher of Mystreetz Magazine, wrote:
‘The industry is going bonkers. There are so many issues to talk about but I will rather focus on one story that continues to unfold in front of us all.
While so many folks who can afford data are busy quarrelling on social media on every issue that springs forth, another generation of people living in several Projects can’t afford the basic necessities of life. Out of one of these Projects, somewhere far away in an area called Waterside in Port Harcourt, a young man rose out of the ashes to become one of the most promising artistes in the country.
From dropping out of the university because of lack of money, to hawking foodstuffs, to gathering money to pay school fees and re-enrolling but eventually having to drop out because of insufficient funds, to later deciding to opt for music, Mr 2Kay’s journey to succeed in the Nigerian music industry reads like one script designed for the movies. Arguably, 2Kay’s tales from the most unusual places can be described as one of the best stories of someone living The Nigerian Dream.’
Cover photography by August Udoh.