Biography, Ministry, Date of Birth, and Net Worth of Minister Chidinma Ekile
Chidinma Ekile, better known as Chidinma, is a Nigerian gospel singer and composer who was born on May 2, 1991. She rose to fame in 2010 after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa. She is the first female musician to top the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.
Chidinma Ekile was born in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State, to Imo State parents. She is the sixth child in a family of seven. Chidinma was raised by a strict father and began singing at the age of six. She joined her church chorus when she was ten years old. Chidinma attended primary and secondary school in Ketu before moving with her family to Ikorodu. Prior to auditioning for the third season of Project Fame West Africa, she worked as a business promoter in Lagos.
Chidinma originally intended to study public communication but instead earned a sociology degree from the University of Lagos. Chidinma initially turned down admission to the University of Lagos because of her success in Project Fame West Africa. She told YNaija that she has always taken school seriously and that her decision to enroll at Unilag was unavoidable. She also stated that music was not always on her to-do list, but she decided to give it a shot after winning the music competition.
She wished to be a part of the reality television show before auditioning for the third season of Project Fame West Africa. Chidinma left her home in Ikorodu and proceeded to Ultima Studios with the help and support of a close friend. She was one of the 8,000 candidates who traveled that year to show off their skills.
Chidinma then competed in the Fame Academy round alongside 17 other contestants. Chidinma and the other candidates were mentored by musical professionals for ten weeks, including vocal coaches, inspiring speakers, renowned artists, and music business service providers. Contestants were also taught dance and various rehearsal drills. On September 26, 2010, Chidinma was named the competition’s champion. She received a total of 2.5 million dollars, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and a production deal. Chidinma inked an endorsement contract with MTN Nigeria in May 2013.
Chindinma began her acting career in the 2017 film The Bridge (2017 film), directed by Kunle Afolayan. Chidinma just signed with Eezee Concept with the release of her song, “Jehovah Overdo.” Eezee Concept is a musical label that represents prominent artists such as Minister Mercy Chinwo, Judikay, Minister GUC, Chioma Jesus, and Samsong.
Chidinma Ekile returned to the music world in May 2021 after a long absence, this time to celebrate her 30th birthday by posting images of herself on Instagram. However, there was something peculiar about the singer that wasn’t strange at all.
Chidinma captioned her images with a message that was plainly clear to every one of her followers: she was done with Afro-pop music. She was now a gospel artist, as she stated on her Instagram profile as she published those photographs on her 30th birthday on May 2, 2021.
At the 2012 Kora Awards, Chidinma was named Best Female West African Act. Didier Drogba presented her with her award plaque. After collecting the prize, Chidinma said, “It was a big honor to me.” I’m grateful to God, my fans, and everyone who has contributed to my success. “Winning KORA is a huge accomplishment for me, and I know it is just the beginning of bigger things to come.” Molped, a sanitary pad manufacturer, names Chidinma as its brand ambassador in April 2019. Chidinma is the founder of the NMA Care Foundation, a non-governmental organization established to help visually impaired children.
Gospel Music by Chidinma Ekile is now available.
Minister Chidinma Ekile is active in social media. You can reach her on her official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.