Real name Abiye David Jumbo, has had to struggle for his break in the music industry is an understatement. Not that having to fight to get what you want is an alien concept to the newest artiste on the Grafton Streetz label.
He grew up in the violent regions of Port Harcourt and it is those experiences that 2kay started writing music about from a very early age. ?But trying to focus on the music was difficult when he had turmoil in his private life that reflected that going on in his surroundings.
At the age of 12 he had to hawk kerosene on the streets to help his struggling mother maintain the family. It is perhaps here that 2kay was able to understand the power of his music as he proved a popular salesman with a selling and singing pitch. ?
He attended Community Secondary School, Bonny Island and then moved to Port Harcourt in the bid to make it into the university.
Watch Mr 2kay Interview on Factory 78