Award-winning Nigerian artist Chike has released his first single of the year titled “Man Not God,” a deeply personal exploration of faith, human limitations, and the power of a higher force.

about the single

“Man Not God” is a soul-stirring folk ballad that resonates with timeless wisdom and profound introspection. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Celestine Ukwu’s classic “Ife Si Na Chi,” Chike skillfully blends traditional motifs with contemporary storytelling, creating a single that is both fresh and familiar.

Produced by Deeyasso and mastered by NewMix, the song features a haunting melody enriched by Chike’s signature soulful vocals. This creates an intimate atmosphere for listeners to reflect on their own journeys and the influence of the divine. The rich acoustic instrumentation and heartfelt delivery make “Man Not God” a powerful anthem of humility and faith.

the artIST

“Over time, I’ve come to believe that my journey, not just as an artist but as a human being, is ultimately guided by a higher power,” Chike reflects. “Man tries to play God, maybe to attain a certain level of finality, but I have come to see that the will of man is inconsequential after events play out, and I see how far away from man’s will they go. I am confident in my beliefs and think it is okay to challenge imposing thoughts.”

beyond the single

Through this single off his forthcoming album ‘Son of Chike’, Chike humbly pays homage to the past while forging a path forward.  sovereignty of a higher power.

The song reminds us of the beauty of embracing our humanity and acknowledging the ultimate.