CHIDINMA: SUCCESS IN MUSIC.


Chidinma Ekile (born 2 May 1991), popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, 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, 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".

She was born in Ketu, Lagos State although 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. 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. 

 In 2012, Chidinma won the Best Female West African Act category at the 2012 Kora Awards; she performed "Kedike" at the ceremony.

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.

Chidimma is one of the brand ambassadors for the telecoms company MTN. She is one of the richest and industrious female in the music industry. She has been able to manage her career and make the best of the opportunities that has come her way even at her young age. She is a good example and role model for the younger generation on the to focus and make the best out of their lives.