The sixth of seven children, Chidinma Ekile popularly known by the stagename Chidinma, is a renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter based in Lagos. She was born on 2 May 1991 in Ketu, Lagos, but she along with her family moved to Ikorodu. Her passion for music started at the tender age of 6. To hone her music skills she joined her church choir as an active member. Chidinma who is currently studying Sociology at the University of Lagos had once deferred admission into the school in 2010 when she advanced into the next stage of the MTN Project Fame West Africa Season Three. Ten weeks into the reality TV show, Chidinma emerged winner of the competition. This automatically made her to become a household name. A year later, she released her first studio album in which she featured Cobhams Asuquo. She has since been releasing hit songs repeatedly. She has also featured other popular Nigerian music artistes such as D’Banj, Wizkid, Olamide, Phyno and Davido to mention just a few. Chidinma has not only performed across African countries she has also won several awards and been nominated in many others.
After completing her primary and secondary education in Ketu, she went to the University of Lagos where she is currently studying Sociology.
- ‘Oh Baby’
- ‘All I Want Is You’
- ‘Sweet Like Shuga’
Albums including year released: Chidinma (2012)
(Best Pop Extra Video) 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards
(Best Female West African Act) 2012 Kora Awards
Chidinma, like many other notable artistes, has had her own share of controversy. In 2012, she received the shock of her life when a sex tape that went viral in the social media was said to be Chidinma. People believed that she was the person before the camera in the said sex clip. However, in an interview with Sunday Beats she dissociated herself from such shameless acts. During this scandal, the popular artist recorded an increase in fan base.
- Chidinma on Facebook: Chidinma Ms Kedike
- Chidinma on Twitter: @OfficialMissKDK
- Chidinma on Instagram: @chidinmaekile
- Chidinma on Snapchat: miss.chidinma
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