Chidinma Ekile biography: age, songs, relationship, is she married?
Сhidinma Ekile is a famous singer, songwriter and actress from Nigeria. Chidinma dazzles her audiences with her numerous hits and excellent concert performances. Apart from her music career, what else is there to know about her?
The singer has done collaborations with many celebrities in the music industry, and she has also won various awards. In 2012, she won the Kora Award in the category of Best Female Act. The prize was presented to her by Didier Drogba. She then won the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in the Best Pop Extra Video category.
- Full name: Chidinma Ekile
- Date of birth: 2nd of May, 1991
- Place of birth: Ketu, Lagos State
- Age: 30 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches
- Profession: Musician
- Net worth: $2.8 million
- Instagram: @chidinmaekile
Chidinma Ekile biography
Have a look at her biography to find out more interesting details about her career and personal life.
Early life and education
Chidinma Ekile was born on the 2nd of May 1991, in Ketu in Lagos State. She is the sixth born in a family of seven children.
Not much is known about her childhood, especially her parents' and siblings' details. However, while growing up, she always had a passion for music and was a church choir member in their village.
She attended her primary and secondary education in Ketu before relocating to Ikorodu with her family.
In an interview, she disclosed that she took her studies seriously, but she was determined to spend her time on music instead of attending a university.
How old is Chidinma?
As of 2021, Chidinma Ekile age is 30 years old. The actress celebrates her birthday on the 2nd of May every year.
Rise to fame
The peak of her fame came in 2010 when she became the winner of Project Fame 3. Project Fame, also known as Project Fame West Africa or MTN Project Fame West Africa, is a music talent TV reality show filmed in Lagos and aired in the West African subcontinent.
This reality show gave her the much-needed musical experience and career advancement. Before she took part in Project Fame 3, she had always admired the show and always wanted to be a participant.
In 2010, Ekile dared to take part in the show's casting. The singer had to compete with over 8000 other singers who wanted to show their talents that year.
She got lucky and was chosen for training along with 17 other participants. They received training in vocal, oratory and choreography for two and half months, which enhanced her music career more.
The training helped her interact with various musicians who had already stormed the industry with their hits.
By the end of season 3 in 2010, she emerged as the winner, going home with a valuable prize of N2.5 million, a fancy 2011 Toyota RAV4, and a production deal.
After the delightful triumph, she began to work on her album. The singer collaborated with several producers, and each of them brought something unique to the overall result.
In February 2011, she released her first two singles. One of the singles, Jankoliko, was recorded by Sound Sultan. In October of the same year, she released two other singles, Kedike and Run Dia Mouth.
Ever since her first release, the singer has risen to great fame, releasing more amazing songs. In May 2013, Chidinma signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.
Collaborations with other talented singers and producers have allowed her to create truly high-quality music that her fans appreciate.
Chidinma has released over twenty songs, both collabos and singles. One of Chidinma's most popular hits is Fallen In Love, which was released in 2017. Its video currently has over 86 million views on YouTube.
Have a look at some of her other popular hits:
- Carry You Go
- Run Dia Mouth
- Emi Ni Baller
- Emi Ni Baller Remix
- Bless My Hustle
- Oh Baby
- Sweet Like Shuga
- Oh Baby (You & I)
- Kuli Kache
- In The Air
- One Kain Love
- Oga DJ
- Only Human
- I Am Sorry
- Ije Love
- Sweet Potato
- Our Voices
- All I Want Is You
- I Am A Winner
- In The Air
- Only Human
- One Kain Love
- I Am Sorry
- Sweet Like Shuga
Besides singing, she is also an actress who played a role in the 2017 movie, The Bridge, which Kunle Afolayan directed.
Who is Chidinma Ekile husband?
It is not clear whether Chidinma is married or just dating. However, she has been spotted wearing a wedding ring on several occasions- this has raised endless questions about her marital status.
According to Nigeriafilms.com, the beautiful and petite songstress said she is currently in love and excited about it. During her interview, she stated that:
"Yes, there is someone in my life."
When she was probed further to divulge the man's name, she smartly dodged but maintained that her mysterious boyfriend is not popular singer Flavour, with whom she has been closely associated.
Are Flavour and Chidinma in a relationship?
The two hitmakers are just friends and nothing more. The speculations about Chidinma and Flavour's romance began way back in 2013, a few years after the songstress had won Project Fame and was the talk of the town.
As a fast rising star, she sought to collaborate with several local and international artists to produce hits. Among Flavour N'abania songs featuring Chidinma Ekile, Ololufe has earned over 42 million views on YouTube.
Their incredible connection has in the past sparked rumours of them dating. Every time the flamboyant singer took photos or hang out with Flavour, fans believed something was going on between them.
However, the two have never dated, and theirs has been pure friendship. Also, Flavour and Chidinma wedding photos are just photos from their music videos.
During an interview, Chidinma said she would decline Flavour's relationship or marriage proposal if he takes such a step because they are more like sister and brother and nothing more attached.
Chidinma Ekile net worth
Chidinma is currently one of the richest and the most influential female artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $2.8 million.
Is Chidinma Ekile dead?
The famous singer is still alive and focusing on building her career. She is currently a brand ambassador for the company Molped, which specializes in sanitary pads.
Chidinma is also the founder of the NMA Care Foundation, a non-governmental organization set up to cater for visually impaired children.
Сhidinma Ekile is a voice to reckon with among local and international artists.
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