Mr 2Kay

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Mr 2Kay
Native name Abinye
Birth name Abinye David Jumbo
Also known as Mr 2Kay
Born Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria
Origin Rivers State, Nigeria
Genres Afro pop music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, performer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Grafton Entertainment
Associated acts Prince Hezekiah, Ruggedman, DJ Joenel, Nanas, Double K, Big Mouf, Sweet Gems, Valo, Hansmills, Duncan Mighty, Aby, Spaceman

Abinye David Jumbo better known as Mr 2Kay, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is signed to Grafton Entertainment.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]


Mr 2Kay started his music career in Port Harcourt and his break out single from Port Harcourt was waterside boy but it didn't break international on till 2012 when Mr 2Kay released Bubugaga which was his international break out single.

Mr 2Kay's debut single "Bubugaga" was released on 8 October 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. Mr 2Kay's debut single "Waterside Boy" was released on 21 August 2011 under Grafton Entertainment. Which was his Port Harcourt hit single.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Robbery Attack[edit]

On 25 October 2017, Mr 2Kay was reportedly robbed by four armed men in his hotel room at Eko Hotels and Suites at Victoria Island, Lagos after performing at 2Baba’s Buckwyld and Breathless Concert, which took place at the convention centre of Eko Hotel.[4] 2Kay was left with injuries sustain from the robbery, also totally bound, arms, legs and mouth while the robbers left with his valuables which include, clothes, jewelry, phones, perfumes, and money. 1 week after robbery Mr 2Kay released a new single "Pray for Me" which was scheduled for a late November release alongside with his forthcoming album which is currently on hold due to the incident his label, Grafton Records has to push the album release date.[5] On 7 November 2017, Mr 2Kay reportedly filed a 500 millionaire lawsuit against the management of Eko Hotels and Suites where the incident happened in October.[6]

Notable performances[edit]

He has performed in several popular events and shows since his rise to stardom, performed in events like:

  • Factory78 TV – Mr 2Kay Performs Bubugaga Live / Face-off interview in 2012 [7]
  • Afrobeats London Party at Coronet in 2014.[8][9]
  • Carniriv Closing Ceremony In 2014.[10]
  • Prestigious London Jazz cafe IN 2014.[11]
  • All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) At Industry Nite in 2015.[12]

Concert tour[edit]

On Sunday, 17 June 2018, at Aztech Arcum Stadium Road Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Mr 2Kay kickoff with his album concert "Elevated" features guest artist, radio host/hype man[13] & disc jockeys[14] Timaya, Duncan Mighty, Harrysong, Charles Okocha, DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Neptune, DJ Big N, DJ Kev, Joenell, Ayi, Real Prince, Idahams, Doray, Young GreyC, Squeeze Tarela, Legendary Sunny, Ajebo Hustlers, King Perryy, M Trill, Korkormikor, Olisa Adibua, Shope Shopsy and Alex from Big Brother Naija (season 3). The concert was recorded sold out with a capacity of over 2000 (two thousand) sitters [15], ticket where sold within the rage of (₦2,000 - ₦500,000)[16]

Mr 2Kay posted on his social media page's on 2 April 2018, to announce a singing/dancing competition[17] where he’ll be giving away $2000 (Two Thousand Dollars) to 2 persons in Port Harcourt.

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Diospora Artiste Of The Year Nominated
PNA Youth Award Next Rated Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Diaspora Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collabo of The Year (Bad Girl Special Remix) Won
Niger Delta Advancement Awards [18] Artiste Of The Year Won
Song Of The Year (Bad girl special) Won
Video Of The Year {Bad girl special} Won
The Headies Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (Bad Girl Special (Remix)) Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Kid from Grafton Records". Thisday Live. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Mr 2Kay Biography". Biography Home.
  3. ^ "Fighting Their Way to Stardom". AllAfrica. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Singer,.Mr. 2Kay battered, robbed at gunpoint - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. Vanguard. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Mr. 2Kay - Pray For Me [New Music] | BellaNaija". BellaNaija. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  6. ^ "ROBBERY ATTACK: Mr 2Kay slams N500m lawsuit on Eko Hotel". Ripples Nigeria. Ripples Nigeria. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ "FACTORY78 – Mr 2Kay Performs Bubugaga Live / Face-off interview". Naija Celebrity.
  8. ^ "Afrobeats London Party at Coronet". shoobs.
  9. ^ "Afrobeats London Party at Coronet". YouTube (Tonye Ibiama).
  10. ^ "mr 2Kay performance at Caniriv 2014 closing ceremony". Pulse Nigeria.
  11. ^ "Mr 2Kay performs at Prestigious London Jazz cafe". Jaguda.
  12. ^ "Watch Cynthia Morgan, Mr 2Kay, Niniola, others perform at AFRIMA Industry Nite". Pulse Tv.
  13. ^ "Mr 2Kay Defends His Claim Of Elevation With His Successful Elevation Concert In Port Harcourt | See Photos - Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Mr 2Kay to feature top deejays at 'The Elevated Concert' - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation Nigeria. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Shut Down! Over 2,000 People Gathered For Mr 2Kay's ELEVATED Concert - Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Mr 2Kay Elevated Concert | NETShop". NETShop. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  17. ^ "MR. 2Kay Set To Hold Elevated Concert, And Give Back To Port Harcourt This June - Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  18. ^ http://360tabs.com/2015/12/mr-2Kay-wins-big-at-niger-delta-advancement-awards-2015/