The stage name ” Leki” birthed out of his then nickname “lektura (lecture) in high school, his friends shortened it in the University to Leki and that’s how the name stuck.
Born on the 6th of January 1993, “leki” is the first born of two siblings, with a Christian background.
His love for singing started at a very tender age though his parents were not in support of his choice of dreams and aspirations in life. He was able to make them believe in his potentials.
From 2001 to 2004 he attended Cardinal Ekandem Serminary and St Mary’s senior Science college Abak from 2005 to 2008 all in Nigeria. From 2010 to 2013 Ernest was a student of University of Uyo also in Nigeria.
He then moved to Ghana to further his tertiary education at the Sikim Manipal University College in Accra-Ghana, from 2013 to 2016.during his university days he performed on at various events which includes shows organized by the university among others. Leki graduated with bachelor of art in Mass Communication and Journalism.
After school, he went into full time music. He started uploading his tracks online from 2011.
He is fluent in English, Nigerian Pidgin and Efik/Ibibio.
In October 2017, leki was signed unto VNation music for an 8 year duration for Distribution, Production and Marketing of his brand..
His first single, “Low” was released on the 30th of October, 2017. His video for his Low release was shot in Nigeria on the 21st of November under the production of Unlimited and was released on the 14th of December,2017