Chidinma Ekile popular know by her stage name CHIDINMA was born the sixth of seven children, (on 2 May 1991) in Ketu, Kosofe in Lagos State. Both of her parents are from Imo State She is a Nigerian sing-writer,recording artist and stage perfomer.
Chidinma grew up with a disciplinarian Father ,She started singing at the age of 6 and joined her church’s choir at the age of 10 while attending school at Ketu .Her family than relocated to Ikorodu State still in Nigeria.
Prior to auditioning for the third edition of Project Fame West Africa, she dreamt of being part of the reality TV show that was instituted in 2008. With the help and support from her close knit friend, Chidinma left her home in Ikorodu and went to the Ultima Studios, the venue for the show's 2010 Lagos auditions. She was among the 8,000 or so contestants who went to showcase their talents that year. Subsequently, Chidinma advanced to the Fame Academy round alongside 17 other contestants. For 10 weeks, Chidinma and the other contestants were coached by musical professionals: voice coaches, inspirational speakers, established musicians, and music business service providers. Moreover, contestants were taught choreography and several rehearsal drills. On 26 September 2010, Chidinma became the apparent winner of the competition. She won several prizes, including N2.5 million, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and an album production deal. In May 2013, Chidinma signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.
Chidinma started working on her debut studio album, Chidinma, after releasing a collaborative project with the other finalists of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 3. The album was scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2011. Chidinma spoke briefly on her album and said that she put a whole lot of energy into the album. Chidinma worked with different producers for her first studio project, including Cobhams Asuquo, Tee Y Mix, WazBeat and Oscar Heman Ackah.On 22 February 2011, she released the singles "Jankoliko", featuring Sound Sultan, and "Carry You Go". Both songs were written and produced by Oscar Heman Ackah.The music video for "Jankoliko", directed by Clarence Peters, was released on 4 June 2011; it ran for 3 minutes and 33 seconds. On 11 October 2011, Chidinma released "Kedike" as the album's third single. The song translates to "Heartbeat" and was produced by Cobhams Asuquo. The music video for "Kedike" was released on 24 January 2012; it was directed by Clarence Peters. Dammy Krane, a recording artist signed to Tuface's Hypertek Digital, played Chidinma's love interest in the music video.
Chidinma was born a Blind baby ..as she tell her story how much her Mother stayed strong and mostly in prayer after delivering a blind baby…..yes I can imagine how much pain that was But with the Good God we praise her sight appeared after 16 days on Earth . (Sister you are a Miracle baby indeed).She expresses herself on the issue in her “Today I dedicate my entire life selflessly and earnings to catering to visually impaired/blind people. Life is such a wonderful and colourful piece of art and it must feel like hell not to envision Gods creation. She released a single “Matha” dedicated to her Mother (Mrs Martha Ekile) and immidiately launched the (The Mma Charity Foundation).
In November 2013, a viral sex tape of Chidinma's look-alike surfaced on the internet. Many people were convinced that Chidinma was the one in the sex tape.Chidinma debunked the accusation. She said she felt bad when she initially heard the story. She said that while her fan base grew from the incident, she felt quite devastated. She also thanked her core fans for their support through the scandal .. well we say there is no bad publicity Sister.
Chidima has perfomed with many notable Artists such as Dr Sid ,Tiwa Sawage,P-square,Burna Boy,Wizkid,Ice prince and may more and her she promises to keep on wowing us ...as we await Mam.
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