Chidimma real/full name is Chidinma Ekile, born 2 May 1991, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist and stage performer. 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 Ekile, the sixth of seven children, was born in Ketu, Lagos State.Both of her parents are from Imo State. She worked as a business
promoter in Lagos prior to auditioning for the third season of MTN’s Project Fame West Africa. Chidinma started singing at the age of 6, and grew up with a disciplinarian father. When she was 10 years old, she joined her church’s choir.
She attended primary and secondary school in Ketu prior to relocating
to Ikorodu with her family. Chidinma is currently studying Sociology at
the University of Lagos. She initially wanted to study Mass Communication.
Chidinma initially declined her admission into the University of Lagos
due to her advancement in the aforesaid competition.
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In an interview
Chidinma said that she has always taken school seriously and her
decision to enroll at Unilag was inevitable. She also said that music
hasn’t always been on her agenda, and that she decided to give it a try
after winning the MTN Project Fame competition.
After dying her hair red and getting a mohawk, people started
perceiving her as a good girl gone bad. In an interview posted on the Daily Independent website, Chidinma said she is still the same. She also said she’s evolving and growing as a musician
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. In 2012, Chidinma won the Best Female West African Act category at the 2012 Kora Awards; she performed “Kedike” at the ceremony.
Chidinma won the “Best Female West African Act” category at 2012 Kora Awards. Her award plaque was presented to her by Didier Drogba. She toppled Omawumi
and five others for the honour. After winning the award, Chidinma said:
“It was a huge honour to me. I’m grateful to God, my fans and people,
who have been part of my success story. Winning KORA is a big
achievement for me and I know it is the beginning of better things to
come.” Chidinma has cited Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Fela Kuti, Omawumi, Onyeka Onwenu, Lagbaja and Darey Art Alade as her biggest musical influences .
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