Chidinma Ekile popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist. She was born on the 2nd of May, 1991 in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State.
She rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa in 2010.
Chidinma won Best Female West African Act at the 2012 Kora Awards and performed “Kedike” at the ceremony.
Let’s take a look at her biography below.
Chidinma Full Name
She was born Chidinma Ekile but she is popularly known by her stage name Chidinma.
She was born on the 2nd of May, 1991 in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State. She is currently 29 years old.
Chidinma Ekile was born in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State, to parents originating from Imo State.
Chidinma Early Life and Education
She is the sixth of seven children. She grew up with a disciplinarian father and began singing at the age of six. When she was 10 years old, she joined her church’s choir.
She attended primary and secondary school in Ketu before relocating to Ikorodu with her family. She worked as a business promoter in Lagos prior to auditioning for the third season of Project Fame West Africa.
Chidinma wanted to study mass communication but ended up attaining a sociology degree from the University of Lagos.
In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of MTN Project Fame West Africa.Following the release of the music video for her “Emi Ni Baller” single, she became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.
In 2011, she released her first solo single “Jankoliko” featuring Sound Sultan. Chidinma, her self-titled debut studio album, was released through the music platform Spinlet. It was supported by the singles “Jankoliko”, “Carry You Go”, “Kedike” and “Run Dia Mouth”. The album features guest appearances from Sound Sultan, Tha Suspect, Olamide and Muna.
On October 11, 2011, Chidinma released “Kedike”, the album’s third single. Her most viewed music video on Youtube is on the song ‘Fallen In Love’ with 74million views.
Chidinma Awards and Nominations
You can check out the list of her Awards and Nominations here.
Chidinma Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
She goes by the handle @chidinmaekile on Instagram, @chidinmaekile on Twitter, and Chidinma Official on Facebook.
Chidinma Latest Songs
Chidinma is definitely a force on the music scene to look out for. Some of his tunes include the banger, Fallen In Love, Nobody’s Fool, Nwoke, Holy, and many more. You can listen to and download Chidinma’s music.