Who is Chidinma?
Chidinma Ekile (popularly known as Miss Kedike) is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. Chidinma is famous for her appealing persona as well as for her songs. Chidinma net worth is a testament to the uniqueness of this star.
Chidinma has come so far in such a short time
MTN Project Fame launched Chidinma
Chidinma might not be among the top 25 richest musicians in Nigeria with fancy cars and houses, but she is a true grass to grace story who has come a long way. She rose to stardom on the 26th of September 2010 after she was announced as the winner of the Project Fame West Arica contest.
Winning the contest came with several benefits and prizes which included ₦2.5 million and keys to a brand new Toyota RAVA4, as well as a music production deal.
She also signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria in May 2013. Chidinma was the 1st female to win the hit reality series.
Chidinma's win at the Project Fame competition started her ride to the top
Chidinma net worth
The multi-talented singer, despite her struggles early in life, has risen above the odds. She has been unveiled as the brand ambassador for Moped sanitary pad made by Kimya Holdings. She also has an Endorsement deal with MTN Telecommunication. Chidinma is expected to be worth millions. According to nigerianfinder.com, Chidinma is worth $2.8million, which is about ₦1.1 billion.
Chidinma is a billionaire in Naira, no mean feat
Like most celebrities, Chidinma is partial to cars, and though you can’t exactly call her a car freak like Wizkid or Davido, the diminutive singer does pack some formidable sets of wheels.
Find below some of Chidinma’s car goodies.
1. Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover Sport is a vehicle many Nigerian celebrities own. It’s no surprise therefore that Chidinma has a Range Rover Sport worth ₦35.2 Million Naira.
Only big girls roll with the double RR
2. Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry is one of Nigeria’s top-selling sedans. It is not the usual car you would expect most stars to cruise in; however. Chidinma does own a Toyota Camry with a price tag of ₦10. 5 Million Naira.
3. Range Rover Evoque
It seems like the singer is a die-hard fan of Range Rover products. Apart from the Range Rover Sports that she owns, she also rides a Range Rover Evoque worth ₦23.9 Million Naira. That’s surely star power, folks.
This car was somewhat like the icing on Chidinma's auto cake
4. Toyota Highlander
Nigeria’s most popular crossover SUV is not left out of the mix in Cidinma’s car fleet, and her Toyota Highlander is worth ₦14.3 Million Naira.
Nigeria's staple SUV is one of Chidinma's rides
Chidinma relaxes in her car in between studio sessions
5. Hummer H2
Chidinma also rolls with a Hummer H2 worth about ₦25m.
This Hummer H2 is such a big ride for the cute gal
Everyone no doubt recalls the lovely images of the house the singer built for her Mum not too long ago. Many were perhaps wondering when she would do the same for herself.
So, Chidinma finally moved into her new house a few months after she shared photos of the mansion she built for her mum for her 60th Birthday. She shows off the house to her fans on Instagram.
Chidinma built this house for her mom
Chidinma relaxes at home in this laidback photo
Will you take this invitation from the star?
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Chidinma Ekile popularly known as "Chidinma" was born 2 May 1991 Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos state. She hails from Imo state and is the sixth child of seven children of her parents. She is a singer and songwriter.
Early singing career
Chidinma joined her church choir when she was 10 years old, and during this time, she had her primary school education in Ketu as well as her secondary school education before her family relocated to Ikorodu.
Before auditioning for project fame, she worked as a business promoter in Lagos while she waited to gain admission into the university. She intended to study mass communication at the University of Lagos, instead, she was offered admission to study sociology.
Did you know Chidinma was born blind?
She revealed in her interview with the Guardian that she was born blind according to her parents and could not see for some months. Since she sang about it, she felt the need to help kids that find themselves in such situations or even worse.
For some years now, she has used her foundation to do quite a lot of things and cause positive changes.
Chidinma has surmounted really tough challenges growing up
How Chidinma broke into the limelight
After 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. She released the sound sultan- assisted single “Jankoliko” in 2011.
Her debut album which was self-titled ‘Chidinma’ was released through the music platform Spinlet, and was supported by four singles: “Jankoliko”, “Carry You Go”, “Kedike” and “Run Dia Mouth”. Guest appearances featured in the album range from Sound Sultan, Tha Suspect, Olamide, and Muna.
Other albums are "Oh baby" released in 2013, "Sweet Like Shuga" (with Flavour, KCee, Sound Sultan, and Professor) released in 2013, "Oh Baby - You & I" (featuring Flavour) released in 2014, Kuli Kache released in 2014 and Martha released in 2014.
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Chidinma’s movie career
Chidinma also starred in her first movie, "The Bridge", which was released in cinemas nationwide on Friday the 9th of December, alongside Nigerian actor Demola Adedoyin.
The Bridge was the singer's debut into Nollywood
Is Chidinma in a relationship?
Although Chidinma is not currently in a relationship although rumours have it that she has been involved with the people she has worked closely with. That includes Flavor and Demola Adedoyin. When asked if she had a relationship with Demola, she said,
“Hmmm… Demola. My Obadare. He was the Obadare in the movie,
So I think I’m used to calling him Obadare. We’re just friends. That’s
my first time of meeting him ever. I met him on set. I remember I put
up ‘My King’ on my insta story, I think that’s where it came from.”
It appears that dating someone in the entertainment industry is not her thing. However, there were still rumours of her dating Flavor and Adedoyin but she didn’t seem bothered about it. The unfounded stories that she had a leaked sex tape were a bitter pill to swallow though.
For a while, Chidinma and Flavor appeared to be a thing
Chidinma has garnered lots of nominations and awards in the course of her still-growing career. A few exceptional wins are:
- Kora Awards honoured her as the Best Female West African Act - 2012
- Best Pop Extra Video at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) - 2013
The video below further talks about Chidinma:
Chidinma - Boyfriends, Age, Expensive Lifestyle, Cars, Houses, Pets - 2018
Well, there you have it, all the highs and lows about our beautiful singer Chidinma. If you have often rocked her songs without knowing much about her, we are sure you feel all caught up now.
Keep listening to the songs of this exceptional inspirational singer. Also remember that like Chidinma, no matter how humble your background, you can have Chidinma net worth and soar with the stars above with hard work, skills, perseverance, and of course lots of prayers! Enjoy folks!