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Chidinma (Chidinma Ekile - Miss Kedike)


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Chidinma Ekile, the petite singer with a cute physique, a warming smile and a voice that raises the hair on your skin.

Welcome to Logbaby's biography of Miss Kedike.


SUMMARY DATA:

Name: Chidinma Ekile

Stage or Nickname: Miss Kedike or Chidinma

Date of Birth: May 02, 1991

Relationship Status: Single

Profession: Singer and Songwriter

Genre of Music: Afro Pop 


INTRODUCTION

Chidimma Ekile popularly known by her stage name Chidinma or Miss Kedike, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist and stage performer.

The cute singer who is one of the most sort-after female artists in Nigeria hails from Imo state. She became popular when she emerged the winner of Season 3 of MTN's Project Fame Talent show in 2010, with this exposure she furthered her musical career releasing a lot of singles including “Kedike” which gave her the title “Miss Kedike”.

EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND

Chidinma Ekile the 6th of 7 children was born on the 2nd of May 1991 to Mrs. Martha Ekile and late Mr. Hillary Ekile who both hail from Imo State. At birth she was blind, this event in her life holding for a tormultious 15 days as her mother wept and prayed with her father for the young child, on the 16th day she began to see. She says of her childhood "I was born a very fragile baby with some health conditions". 

She started singing at the age of 6 and joined her church choir at the age of 10. She was born in Ketu a very popular ghetto in Lagos State and attended both primary and Secondary school in Ketu, before moving to Ikorodu, Lagos with her family.

The Inspirational, Petite singer seen by many as a "homely" girl was groomed by a disciplinarian father but can also be called a hustler owing to the business promotions did in Lagos before auditioning for Project Fame. She is studing Sociology at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), having declined her first admission in order to participate in Project Fame. Initially she was admitted to study mass communication (her dream course), but she sacrificied it for the Project Fame Competition.

 

MUSIC BEGINS

Chidinma who never thought of taking up music as a career said that music is in her and also her family, growing up in a family that sings and listens to music made it possible for her to start singing at an early age. Due to her restricted background she sang mostly for her church and school.

She came into limelime after winning the Project Fame competition, which allowed her to pick music as a career. She released a collaborative project with the other finalists of Project Fame, in February 2011 and also released the singles "Jankoliko" featuring Sound Sultan, and "Carry You Go". 

For her 1st studio project, Chidinma worked with different producers, including Cobhams Asuquo, Tee Y Mix, WazBeat and Oscar Heman Ackah. “Kedike” which made her more popular was her third single.

Her favourite artists includes: Bob Marley, Lagbaja, Onyeka Onwenu, Darey Art Alade and she looks forward to a collaboration with Asa.

 

HER MUSIC

She got down to music proper when she dropped her two singles "Jankoliko", featuring Sound Sultan, and "Carry You Go, which were all in her first and only album thus far titled “Chidinma”, also in this album were “Kedike” and "Emi Ni Baller" which happens to be her lead single.

Emi Ni Baller will go on to make her the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.

 

AWARDS

Year

Award

Won

2013

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA

Video of the Year

2012

Kora Awards.

 

Best Female West African Act"

 

TODAY

Miss Kedike has been featured on the covers of several magazines and performed around the world, sharing the stage and songs with artists home and abroad like Nesly, Sandra, Banky-W, Flavour, Lamboginny, Clayy.

Notable is her collaboration with Banky-W in “All I Want is you” which was released Feb 2016

She runs a charity "THE Mma Charity Foundation" as a way of giving back to the world, saying "I will forever remain grateful and indebted to Father Lord for His miraculous interventions and guidance in my life".

 

PERSONAL LIFE

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. Speaking to Sunday Beats, Chidinma debunked the accusation. The pretty singer said she felt bad when she initially heard the story, and elaborated on the sex tape scandal in an extensive interview with Nonye Ben-Nwankwo. In the interview 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. Also it is alleged, that she is in a relationship with Flavour over the kiss they shared in his music video for "Ololufe”.

ENDORSEMENTS

She is a Brand Ambassador to MTN (a Nigerian Telecommunications Giant)

 

ALBUMS

Chidinma (2012)

 

TOP SINGLES:

"Jankoliko (ft Sound Sultan)" (Feb 2011) “Kedike” (Oct 2011) "Emi Ni Baller (ft Suspect and Ill Bliss" (Oct 2011)
“Oh Baby (ft Flavour)” (Sept, 2013) Ololufe (ft Flavour)” (Feb, 2015) “Mama (ft Flavour)” (March, 2016)
“All I Want is You (ft Banky-W)” (Feb, 2016)    

 

Article Credit: Chidimma Okafor

Updated 12 Months ago
 

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