Chidinma one of a kind

Last updated on January 6th, 2022 at 01:17 pm

She is no doubt one of Nigeria’s best female vocalists and goes by the name Chidinma Ekile and her stage name is Chidinma.

This music diva was born on 2 May 1991.She came to the limelight after emerging the winner of the third season of Project Fame West Africa sponsored by Telecoms giant MTN.

However, her first solo rendition, titled ’Direction’ at the Project Fame West Africa was a tip of the iceberg of greater songs to come and she continued to blaze the trail thereafter.

Chidinma one of a kind

The ‘Kedike’  musician became a household name in the music scene after her successful outing in the aforementioned competition. She began to release back to back hit songs with top music artistes.

After the release of one of her banging single “Emi Ni Baller” she became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.

Hence, in 2011, she collaborated with ace musician Sound Sultan to release “Jankoliko” .


 Thereafter, her  album Chidinma was released through the music platform Spinlet, and was supported by four singles: “Jankoliko”, “Carry You Go”, “Kedike” and “Run Dia Mouth”. The album featured some notable musician like Sound Sultan, Tha Suspect, Olamide and Muna.

Due to her dedication and creativity she  won  Best Female West African Act at the 2012 Kora Awards  which was presented to her by one of Africa’s greatest football legends Didier Drogba and she performed “Kedike” at the ceremony which was an outstanding live performance from one of Nigeria’s best female music exports.

Her consistency is a force to reckon with and she has performed  with notable stars like  Dr SID at the MTN Power of 10 Concerts, a ten-city tour that celebrated MTN Nigeria’s ten-year anniversary; the tour started in Makurdi on 9 September 2011.

Furthermore, she was one of the supporting acts on the 2013 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour headlined by the Koko Master D’banj.

 She continued to wax stronger in her performances and on November 2013, she performed at the Guinness World of More Concert alongside the defunct music group  P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Waje, Davido and Tiwa Savage.

A couple of days after  precisely on 9 November 2013, the ‘Emi ni Baller’ singer  performed with Blackstreet at the Butterscotch Evening Experience, a concert held at the Eko Hotels and Suites.

Chidinma kept working and kept soaring and on 14 February 2014, she performed at the MTN Valentine Rave Party, alongside Tiwa Savage, Mario and Sound Sultan.

Her  success story is worthy of note as she has performed in several countries in Africa, including The Republic of Benin, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Cameroun, Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Ghana to mention but a few.

 Her biggest musical influences are renowned music icons like the legendary Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Fela Kuti, Omawumi, Onyeka Onwenu, Lagbaja and Darey Art Alade.

Moreso, she is one of the most successful talents ever discovered from any reality show in Africa and she continues to remain relevant after emerging a winner at the West Africa Project Fame. She has worked with the  likes of  Flavour, Banky W, Zoro to mention but a few.

She has also spread her tentacles to other aspects of the entertainment industry like acting in the movie’ The Bridge’ produced by prolific director Kunle Afolayan where she played the lead role as Stella. 


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