Crayon Biography: Age, Net Worth, Awards, and More


Crayon. Photo credit: NotJustOk

Charles Chibueze Chukwu, also known by his stage name Crayon, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, who is quickly making a name for himself in the global music industry as the most entertaining.[1] 

He is known for his catchy melodies and smooth vocals. Crayon is also a skilled songwriter, and his lyrics often deal with themes of love, relationships, and social commentary.

He rose to fame in 2019 after he was signed into BlowTime Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mavin record label owned by one of the Nigerian music industry’s top icons, Don Jazzy.

Profile Summary

Full NameCharles Chibueze Chukwu
Stage NameCrayon
Date of Birth21 November 2000
Place of BirthSurulere Lagos state
Age25 Years Old
State of OriginEbonyi State
OccupationSinger and Songwriter
Years Active2019 – Present
Net Worth$300,000

Crayon’s Early Life 

Crayon, a talented artist, was born on July 8, 1998, in Orile, Igamu, Surulere Lagos State into a loving Christian family of four. He is originally from Ebonyi state Nigeria, Crayon spent much of his childhood in Ojo, Lagos.[2] 

Despite living in a Yoruba-speaking community, he never quite picked up the language fluently. Nonetheless, his experiences growing up in Lagos have undoubtedly influenced his art and musical style.

Growing up, Crayon had a unique upbringing with a musical background. His dad was a music aficionado who sold compact discs (CDs)  in Victoria Island and had all the music you could think of, at the time. This allowed Crayon to fall in love with music and explore the songs of many Afrobeat and hip-hop legends in the industry.[3] 

On the other hand, his Mom, whose name is not publicly known, was in the fruit-selling business in Iyana Iba, but that didn’t stop her from having great taste in music, especially when it came to Igbo gospel music. [12]

Crayon’s tweet on X. Photo Credit: @Crayonrhis: X

Crayon talks a lot about his mum and always gives her accolades for his success, but he has not revealed her picture or name.

It’s safe to say that music was in Crayon’s DNA, and his parents’ love for it only made it stronger.

Crayon’s Age

Crayon was born on July 8,[3] 1998, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 25 years old as of 2023 and will be 26 by 2024.

Crayon’s Educational Background

Crayon had his primary and secondary education in Ojo. He attended Treasure Court College in Ojo for his secondary education.[1] 

For his tertiary education, he wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination five times before finally venturing into the Nigerian entertainment industry full-time.

In a recent interview, he spoke with Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television, while sharing his journey to success. Crayon revealed that he had a difficult time getting into a tertiary institution before he pursued music. 

The artist disclosed that he began his music career officially in 2016 when he was still struggling to gain admission to a Nigerian university. He attempted the JAMB exam five times and failed twice but passed three times, yet he was not granted admission. He persisted by lodging several complaints with the school authorities but to no avail, he gave it the fifth trial before he began pursuing his music career full-time. 

Ultimately, he believes that his inability to gain admission was a sign from God that he should pursue other interests, leading him down the path of music.[4]

Though in an Interview with oause he expressed his interest to go back to school, he said, “…I’m going back to school to study Music Business though, school is really important.”[8]

Crayon’s Career Trajectory

Crayon started singing at a very young age coupled with his strong love for music. He started by singing in church and school choirs.

In 2016, after his 5th trial to get a tertiary education, which was not a success, the singer convinced his parents to pursue a music career. 

Reports have it that he walked out of the exam hall after making up his mind to pursue music. He said this in an interview with Pause. “For me, I knew I was going somewhere. By then, I had already met Don Jazzy and Baby Fresh and I was sitting around these two great people, and they would want to work with me. I had a conviction from day one. When I walked out of the exam hall, it was scary. People looked at me like, “Who is this guy? Why would you walk out of the exam hall after you waited for hours? It’s crazy”. But I knew that it would be something great. I’m just really happy about where I’m at right now and we’ll keep going up from here…” He said.[8]

The same year, he met the music producer, Ozedikus, who recognized his potential, Collaborated with him, and recorded 7  songs.[5]

As of then, he used the name, “July” because he was born in July. He changed the name when he joined the Mavin record label. According to his tweet on X, he got the inspiration for the name Crayon from his mother’s sister, who made colorful bead bags.[12]

Crayon’s tweet on X. Photo Credit: @crayonrhis: X

He finally met another friend named “K.O.B.”, who had a relationship with Mavin. He frequently played his songs, till it got Baby fresh attention, who connected him with Don Jazzy for a contract.[5]

On May 31, 2019,[11] Crayon signed a record deal with Mavins Records, one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria, that same year he performed on Mavin’s single, “All is in Order”.[6] 

On 12 July 2019, he released his debut EP, “Cray Cray” and his debut single, “So Fine.” The song was a hit in Nigeria, and it helped to launch Crayon’s career.[5]

In March 2019, he released another EP, Twelve A.M, that kept making his place in the Nigerian music industry strong.

Since then, he has released several hit singles, including “Gock am,” “Kpano,” and “Ijo Laba Laba.” He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in Nigerian music, such as Bella Shmurda, Ladipoe, One Acen, and Rema.

In 2023, he has recently dropped another hit album, surpassing 150 million cumulative streams.[3]

Crayon’s Trenches to Triumph Album. Photo credit: NativeMag

His 2023, latest Single “Ngozi” is also making waves online, topping charts in all the streaming platforms and ranking in the top 5 in 10 countries.[3]

Crayon tops 5 in 10 countries
Crayon tops 5 in 10 countries. Photo credit: @crayonthis: Instagram

Crayon’s Music Style and Discography

Crayon’s music style is a fusion of Afrobeats, pop, and R&B. His songs are known for their catchy melodies, infectious dance beats, and smooth vocals. Crayon is also a skilled songwriter, and his lyrics often deal with themes of love, and relationships. 

His EPs include:[1]

  • Cray Cray (2019)
  • Midnight (2021)
  • Trench to Triumph (2023)

His Singles as a lead artist include:[1]

  • Kpano (2020)
  • Shima  (2020)
  • Mo Bad  (2020)
  • On Code Ft London (2020)
  • Sometime  (2020)
  • Do Me  (2020)
  • Jackpot Ft Bella Shmurda  (2021)
  • Ijo laba laba  (2022)
  • Overloading  (2022) with Ladipoe, Ayra Starr, Magixx, Boy Spyce & Don Jazzy
  • Ogini na fio (2022)
  • Won da mo (2022)
  • Too correct (2021)
  • Unusual (2019)
  • Ngozi Ft Ayra Starr (2023)

He has also been featured on:[1]

  • Based on Kpa by Ladipoe
  • ‘Tele’ by Kelvyn Boy 
  • ‘No Ansa’ by Tesselated 
  • ‘Bad Gyal’ by Kalash 
Crayon singing. Photo credit: @crayonthis: Instagram

Awards and Recognition

As of 2023, Crayon has not won any award for his music, But he was nominated  Rookie of the Year at the 2019 The Headies Award. But the fast-rising singer has been dropping hit songs that have been topping chats on all streaming platforms.[9]

His Single, Ijo Laba Laba he released on 6 July 2022, ranks number 5 on the Turntable Top 100 charts.[10]

Net Worth

Crayon’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000.[5] This figure is based on his earnings from music sales, streaming royalties, and live performances.

Crayon’s Football career 

Crayon has always been a big fan of playing football. In an interview with Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television he expressed his love for football, and how he had been playing even before his fame. 

He has further revealed how some top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, ruined his football career after selecting someone from a wealthy background over him. They dropped him from a national youth team after previously choosing him.[7]

Crayon’s Girlfriend

Crayon has not publicly ascertained any lady as his girlfriend. If he does have a girlfriend, then he is keeping her away from the public.

However, he has revealed that he once had a  crush while growing up and before fame. He claimed her name to be Oluchi and they both were in the same choir and shared a seat for five years, while they were students.[5]

Is Ngozi Ezeonu Crayon’s Mother

Ngozi Ezeonu is not Crayon’s biological mother. They started making rounds online after he visited Ngozi Ezeonu to present his song that shares the same title as Ngozi. 

In a post on his Instagram, He and his biological mother are huge fans of Ngozi Ezeonu. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to meet her.[6]

Impact on the Nigerian Music Industry

Crayon is one of the most exciting and fast-rising artists in the Nigerian music industry. He has helped to popularize Afrobeats music around the world, and he has inspired many other young artists to pursue their dreams. Crayon is also a role model for young people, and he encourages them to be themselves and to follow their passions.

Crayon’s Social Media Presence

Crayon’s good music has built him a massive fan base, with millions of followers on Instagram and thousands of followers on X formerly called Twitter. He shares his achievements and works on his social media handle.


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