Chidinma Ekile (brought into the world 2 May 1991), prominently known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian vocalist lyricist, recording craftsman and stage entertainer. In 2010, she rose to fame subsequent to winning the third period of MTN Project Fame West Africa. Following the arrival of the music video for her “Emi Ni Baller” single, she turned into the primary female musician to top at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 outline. In 2011, she discharged her first performance single “Jankoliko” highlighting Sound Sultan. Chidinma, her self-titled introduction studio collection, was discharged through the music stage Spinlet. It was bolstered by the singles “Jankoliko”, “Convey You Go”, “Kedike” and “Run Dia Mouth”. The collection highlights visitor appearances from Sound Sultan, Tha Suspect, Olamide and Muna. In 2012, Chidinma won the Best Female West African Act class at the 2012 Kora Awards; she performed “Kedike” at the function.
EARLY LIFE, EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS, AND PUBLIC IMAGE
Chidinma Ekile, the 6th of seven kids, was conceived in Ketu, Kosofe in Lagos State. Both of her folks are from Imo State. She functioned as a business advertiser in Lagos preceding trying out for the third period of MTN’s Project Fame West Africa. Chidinma began singing at 6 years old, and grew up with a drill sergeant father. At the point when she was 10 years of age, she joined her congregation’s ensemble. She went to essential and auxiliary school in Ketu preceding migrating to Ikorodu with her family. Chidinma is as of now examining Sociology at the University of Lagos. She at first needed to contemplate Mass Communication. Chidinma at first declined her entrance into the University of Lagos because of her headway in the previously mentioned rivalry. In an interview with YNaija, Chidinma said that she has constantly paid attention to class and her choice to enlist at Unilag was unavoidable. She additionally said that music hasn’t generally been on her motivation, and that she chose to check out it subsequent to winning the MTN Project Fame rivalry. Subsequent to kicking the bucket her hair red and getting a mohawk, individuals began seeing her as a decent young lady turned sour. In an interview posted on the Daily Independent website, Chidinma said she is as yet the equivalent. She likewise said she’s developing and developing as a musician.
Before trying out for the third release of Project Fame West Africa, she longed for being a piece of the unscripted television show that was established in 2008. With the assistance and backing from her affectionate companion, Chidinma left her home in Ikorodu and went to the Ultima Studios, the setting for the show’s 2010 Lagos tryouts. She was among the 8,000 or so competitors who went to feature their gifts that year. Hence, Chidinma progressed to the Fame Academy round close by 17 different hopefuls. For 10 weeks, Chidinma and different candidates were instructed by musical experts: voice mentors, motivational speakers, set up musicians, and music business specialist co-ops. Besides, competitors were encouraged movement and a few practice drills. On 26 September 2010, Chidinma turned into the obvious champ of the opposition. She won a few prizes, including N2.5 million, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and a collection creation bargain. In May 2013, Chidinma marked an underwriting manage MTN Nigeria.
Chidinma began taking a shot at her introduction studio album, Chidinma, subsequent to discharging a synergistic venture with different finalists of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 3. The collection was planned for discharge in the final quarter of 2011. Chidinma talked quickly on her collection and said that she put a mess of vitality into the collection. Chidinma worked with various makers for her first studio venture, including Cobhams Asuquo, Tee Y Mix, WazBeat and Oscar Heman Ackah. On 22 February 2011, she discharged the singles “Jankoliko”, including Sound Sultan, and “Convey You Go”. The two tunes were composed and delivered by Oscar Heman Ackah. In an interview posted on the Weekly Trust website, Chidinma said she’s glad about the positive reaction she got in the wake of discharging the tune, and is endeavoring to improve her specialty. The music video for “Jankoliko”, coordinated by Clarence Peters, was discharged on 4 June 2011; it ran for 3 minutes and 33 seconds. On 11 October 2011, Chidinma discharged “Kedike” as the collection’s third single. The melody means “Heartbeat” and was created by Cobhams Asuquo. The music video for “Kedike” was discharged on 24 January 2012; it was coordinated by Clarence Peters. Dammy Krane, an account craftsman marked to Tuface’s Hypertek Digital, played Chidinma’s adoration enthusiasm for the music video. In an interview with Entertainment Rave, Chidinma said that “Kedike” is a tune that portrays love. She and her makers imagined “Kedike”. On 11 October 2011, she additionally discharged the collection’s fourth single “Run Dia Mouth”.
Chidinma started recording her up and coming collection in the final quarter of 2012. On 14 September 2012, she discharged the collection’s lead single “Emi Ni Baller” including her individual labelmates Tha Suspect and Illbliss. The melody was created by Legendury Beatz. It topped at number 7 on Vanguard’s “Best 10 melodies that made 2013” list. On 22 February 2013, Chidinma and her record name discharged the remix of “Emi Ni Baller” highlighting Wizkid. The tune was additionally created by Legendury Beatz. On 12 June 2013, CAPital Dreams Pictures discharged the music video for “Emi Ni Baller”. It was shot and coordinated in the U.K by Clarence Peters. On 10 June 2013, Chidinma discharged “Favor My Hustle” (including Phyno), “Kite” and “Carefree” as singles off the forthcoming collection. “Favor My Hustle” was delivered by Tha Suspect and “Kite” was created by Del B. “Buoyant” was delivered by Wizboy.
On 14 September 2013, Chidinma discharged “Gracious Baby”, and on 29 January 2014, she discharged “Goodness Baby (You and I)” highlighting Flavor N’abania. The two tunes were created by Young D. On 2 May 2014, a similar day as her birthday, Chidinma discharged the music video for “Gracious Baby (You and I)” which was coordinated by Clarence Peters. The video stars Ngozi Nwosu and OC Ukeje.
Chidinma performed with Dr SID at the MTN Power of 10 Concerts, a ten-city visit that observed MTN Nigeria’s ten-year commemoration; the visit commenced in Makurdi on 9 September 2011. Chidinma was one of the supporting follows up on the 2013 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour featured by D’banj. On 3 November 2013, she performed at the Guinness World of More Concert nearby P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Waje, Davido and Tiwa Savage, among others. On 9 November 2013, Chidinma performed with Blackstreet at the Butterscotch Evening Experience, a show held at the Eko Hotels and Suites. On 14 February 2014, she performed at the MTN Valentine Rave Party close by Tiwa Savage, Mario and Sound Sultan. Chidinma has acted in a few nations across Africa, including The Republic of Benin, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Cameroun, Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Ghana.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND MUSICAL INFLUENCES
Chidinma won the “Best Female West African Act” classification at 2012 Kora Awards. Her honor plaque was introduced to her by Didier Drogba. She toppled Omawumi and five others for the respect. In the wake of winning the honor, Chidinma stated: “It was a gigantic respect to me. I’m appreciative to God, my fans and individuals, who have been a piece of my example of overcoming adversity. Winning KORA is a major accomplishment for me and I realize it is the start of better what might be on the horizon.” Chidinma has refered to Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Fela Kuti, Omawumi, Onyeka Onwenu, Lagbaja and Darey Art Alade as her greatest musical impacts.
Sex tape allegation
In November 2013, a viral sex tape of Chidinma’s carbon copy surfaced on the web. Numerous individuals were persuaded that Chidinma was the one in the sex tape. Speaking to Sunday Beats, Chidinma exposed the allegation. She said she felt terrible when she at first heard the story. In a broad interview with Nonye Ben-Nwankwo, Chidinma expounded on the sex tape outrage. She said that while her fan base developed from the occurrence, she felt very crushed. She additionally expressed gratitude toward her center fans for their help through the outrage.