Crayon Biography and Net Worth

Crayon (born Charles Chibuezechukwu on 21 November 2000) is a 23–year-old Nigerian multitalented musician signed to Mavin Records. His net worth is estimated at $300,000. He has created hit songs such as Ijo (Laba Laba), Overloading (Overdose), So Fine, and The One. 

Crayon has passed through different stages in the music industry and has turned himself into one of the most entertaining fastest-rising musicians in Nigeria. While contributing his quota to the music industry, he has also been able to draw wealth to himself. If you’re wondering how Crayon has achieved all of these feats despite his being one of the youngest in the industry, here is every interesting detail.

Summary of Crayon’s Bio 

  • Full Name: Charles Chibuezechukwu
  • Nickname: Crayon (formerly known as July)
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: November 21, 2000
  • Crayon’s Age: 23 years old
  • Ethnicity: Igbo
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Crayon’s Net worth: $500,000
  • Famous for: music
  • Crayon’s Instagram: @crayonthis
  • Twitter: @crayonthis
  • Facebook: Crayon

How Old Is Crayon and Where is He From?

Crayon was born Charles Chibuezechukwu on 21 November 2000 in Orile, Iganmu, Lagos but hails from Ebonyi State in southeastern Nigeria. He is currently 23 years old and spent most of his growing-up years in Ojo, Iba, and Lagos. This makes him consider himself a bonafide member of the Ojo community.

The singer is from a middle-class family. His father had a CD shop and it was there that he fell in love with music. He listened to different genres of music and was exposed to the likes of Michael Jackson, P-Square, Wande Coal, Wizkid, and 50 Cent which his father often played. Crayon’s mother is also a businesswoman whose shop the artist liked to go to. At one point, he was getting little proceeds from his mother’s business which was helping him pay for his studio sessions.

Concerning his educational background, Crayon attended a secondary school at Treasure Court College, Iba, Lagos State. One report has it that after he successfully completed his studies, he could not gain admission into a tertiary institution after writing UTME numerous times. He eventually began to get bored as many of his friends and people from his neighborhood were in school, he was then motivated to put a lot of work into music.

According to another report, the 23-year-old artist quit school in the middle of an exam but he plans to return to school in time as he would love to study Music business.

Crayon Wanted to Become a Footballer

As a child growing up, the Ijo (Laba Laba) crooner fell in love with football and he dedicated his time to the sport. People around him were quick to notice and his parents were supportive of his dream to one day play professionally. He also enrolled in a football academy before financial constraints forced him out, leaving him with no choice but to return to secondary school.

Yet, it didn’t stop him from continuing to train. At a point, he took part in a screening where 14 footballers were supposed to make it to Manchester United. However, he missed out on the competition.

He Started His Entertainment Career as “July”

Before fame and while trying to carve a niche in the music industry, Charles Chibuezechukwu was called July. He got the name from his birth month, “July”.

Along the line, the artist felt that the name was not catchy enough and people would not understand the idea behind it. Hence, he decided to opt for a different name “Crayon”.

As regards how he got the name Crayon, the artist derived inspiration from a bead bag made by his sister. According to him, the bag was colorful and as he gazed upon it, “Crayon” immediately came to his mind. The name was meant to protect him as a colorful boy with color music.

How Crayon Became a Famous Musician

He Started Music at 16

Crayon identified his interest early in life and at a point, he joined the choir but since he was shy, he left the group but would hum songs and would continue to sing in his comfort zone. It was only a matter of time before the Ijo (Laba Laba) crooner started honing his creativity through songwriting.

In 2016 (at the age of 16), his friend moved to his neighborhood and had a studio in Ojoba Barracks called Much More Studios. Knowing that he wanted to make professional music, Crayon would visit the studio and there, he met music producer Ozedikus Nwanne who was at the time also learning music production. It took Crayon only about 30 minutes to record his song Orobo Love – a song he now considers wack.

The artist was not discouraged but continued to release songs and share them on social media. He also went to different parts of Lagos to share his music with different radio stations. Although many of these stations never played them, the few that did led to him being popular in his neighborhood. The first radio station to play his song was City 105.1 FM.

Crayon was Signed to Mavins in 2019 

Crayon finally got noticed in 2018 when a Mavin Records producer named Baby Fresh played his song while at the Mavin Headquarters. Instantly, Don Jazzy picked interest and reached out to Crayon through Fresh.

Baby Fresh also invited Crayon’s producer Ozedikus. Unfortunately, their visit to the studio was not hitch-free as the men had to wait three hours. Regardless, they were patient enough to finally meet Don Jazzy who immediately after listening to the singer’s Long Throat, offered to work with him.

In the earliest times after meeting Jazzy, Crayon continued shuffling mainland and island and would mostly sleep at Baby Fresh’s residence.

Still, in 2018, the young artist learned about the music business, found his sound, and a lot of other vital things he would need as an artist. Shortly afterward, he recorded “So Fine” and the public took note of his unique sound. Also, he recorded his “Cray Cray” EP in 2018 before he was officially signed to the label in 2019. The EP gave the world good music in form of So Fine and Gock Am which quickly became anthems among music lovers.

He also joined the Mavin crew to record All is in Order. He recorded the last verse of the song and it further added to his fame. He also went on on to make a feature with Ladipoe.

In 2021, Crayon released his sophomore tape, “Twelve AM” EP which set up another pace in the music industry.

Ijo (Laba Laba) is One of Crayon’s Biggest Hits

Crayon has recorded numerous songs in his music career. However, the one that continuously stands out is Ijo (Laba Laba). The song produced by Sarz abd released in 2022 released does not only have interesting rhythm, but also melody, hook, and verses. It also came with a special dance that keeps fans on their feet and wasted no time to become a trend, especially on social media.

Shortly before its release, Crayon featured in another Mavins song titled Overloading. The song features artists such as Ladipoe, Magixx, Boy Spyce, and Ayra Starr. Again, it set him up on a higher level of fame. The song is also a part of the highly-rated Mavins album, “Chapter X”, released in 2022.

List of Crayon’s Songs

  • The One (2023)
  • Won Da Mo (2022 with Mavins stars)
  • Ijo (Laba Laba) (2022)
  • Ogini Na Fio (2022)
  • Overloading (With Mavins Stars) (2022)
  • All I’m Saying (with Mavin Stars) (2022)
  • Simangnwi Ft. J-SUN (2022)
  • Excuse Me (Rock You) Ft. Toby Shang (2021)
  • Too Correct Ft. Rema (2021)
  • Jackpot Ft. Bella Shmurda (2021)
  • Man Dem One Acen (2021)
  • Kpano (2020)
  • On Code (2020)
  • So Fine (2019)
  • Gock Am (2019)
  • Unusual (2019)
  • Aye O (2019)

What is Crayon’s Net Worth?

Crayon’s net worth is estimated at $300,000 which is an equivalent of ₦138 million. His major source of wealth is music. Through his lasting career, he has released numerous songs and Eps and has worked with several other artists, including Mavins crew, Rema, Bella Shmurda, and One Acen.

As a musician, Crayon has amassed his wealth through shows, music sales, and through music streaming platforms. As much fortune as he may have garnered over time, Crayon had his low moments where he had to struggle financially and in his music career.

One of such struggles was going some years recording without being noticed. The COVID-19 pandemic further brought a pause to his career and along the line, he felt that perhaps he wasn’t getting it right.

With the encouragement of Don Jazzy, he buckled up and pushed further until his glory began to shine in the music industry. This of course landed him in a space where he made a fortune that amounts to his estimated $300,000 net worth.

In case you’re wondering how Crayon made all of his fortunes since his career breakthrough in 2018, here is a vivid breakdown.

Shows and Performances Contribute to Crayon’s Net Worth

Like many musicians, Crayon has made a good amount of money by performaning at shows. In one of his interviews, he opened up about attending too many shows and has lost count of them even though he stayed without being invited to shows for about 3 years.

While it may not be easy to get a hold of all of his shows and concerts over the years, he was a part of the Mavins All Stars Concert in Lagos in December 2022.

Concerning how much he receives for shows and events, there is barely any information available. Yet, The Guardian Nigeria News report that there are artists in Nigeria who receive as low as 500,000 and as high as 10 million for a 10-minute performance.

This same report claim that a typical show fee for A-list artists in Nigeria can also be within the range of 2 to 3 million Naira.

Crayon Makes Money from Streaming Platforms

The So Fine singer is not left out in exploring streaming platforms of different sorts. From many of these platforms, Crayon has added to his fortune. These platforms include YouTube, Audiomack, and Spotify among others.


Crayon joined YouTube in November 2019. Since then, he has garnered over 20.6 million views and about 80.2 thousand subscribers at the time of this writing. On the platform through his “Crayon” channel, he posts music videos, lyric videos, and other things that may not necessarily be linked to music.

Looking at his earning on the platform, YouTube pays between the ranges of $0.18 to $29 views, per 1,000. Since he has over 20 million views, it is safe to estimate that he has earned about $3,000.

One of his most streamed videos is Ijo (Laba Laba) which has over 13 million views. As such, this song alone has fetched him about $2,340, judging based on the $300,000 estimation.


The streaming platform Audiomack allows musicians to upload their music for free. Regardless, the Audiomack Monetization Program (AMP) allows creators, including Crayon to generate revenue. Royalties from the platform are calculated based on the revenue from advertisements and subscriptions and dividing it by the total number of streams in a month.

Although it is unclear how what the average payout for Audiomack is, the platform specifies that factors such as country of streams determines how much an artist can get per stream.

Nonetheless, some sources claim that artists can make a minimum of $0.1 payouts to $10 thresholds. Keeping all of these in mind, Crayon has over 530 thousand followers, about 990 thousand monthly listeners, and 57.7 million plays from the platform.

So, if the platform pays Crayon about $1 per 1000 streams, he may have earned about $57,000 throughout his being on the platform and about $90 per month. However, it is important to note that since Audiomack has no fixed royalty, there are chances that Crayon has earned a higher or lesser amount.


At the time of this writing, Crayon has recorded over 1.4 million monthly listeners. Relating this to his income on the platform, there are suggestions that musicians can make up to about $0.003 to $0.005 per stream or about $1000 per 350,000 streams.

Keeping this vis a vis Crayon’s music streams on the platform, it could be estimated that he earns about $1,000 monthly on the platform.

Crayon’s Cars and Houses

The musician has not in any way attested to owning houses or cars. However, it is not farfetched that his wealth may have given him luxurious cars. He has been seen in pictures several times with a G-Wagon Mercedes Benz car and an expensive SUV Toyota car among others.

For owning a house, there is no certainty if he has a personal home. This is because he keeps that part of his life private. Regardless, many young artists own homes within Lagos and other parts of the country. Hence, it may not be out of place if Crayon got his parents a house or if he has a personal one that he lives in.

Who is Crayon’s Girlfriend?

Crayon does not seem to have a girlfriend. If he does, he is keeping her away from the public. Whatever the case, he revealed about having a crush while growing up and before fame. His crush’s name was Oluchi and he was a choir leader while she was the female choir leader. Also, he shared a seat with her for 5 years while they were young students.

Along the line, Crayon lost contact with Oluchi. However, when asked in an interview if something would happen between him and his childhood crush, his answer was brief and affirmative – “if she comes back, you never know (I might date her)”.


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