Popular Nigerian artiste Chidimma Ekile, has rejected secular music so as to focus on the gospel about Jesus.
Chidinma rose to prominence in 2010 after she won the Project Fame West Africa as a 19-year-old. Afterwards, she released her debut single, ‘Jankoliko’ featuring veteran star, Sound Sultan.
She then signed to iLLBliss and Clarence Peters’ record label, Capital Hill/Goretti Company and became a West African sensation with the single, ‘Kedike.’ She also released other singles like ‘Emi Ni Baller,’ which won Best Video at the 2014 Headies.
At the 2012 edition of the KORA Awards, Chidinma won Best Female West African Act for the song “Kedike”. She was also nominated for Best Female Act at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.
Chidinma’s rebrand has however taken the Nigerian social media space by storm. At the time of this report, “Chidinma” was already the number 2 on Twitter’s trending topics.
Chidinma recently shared a video of herself singing a gospel song in a church. Meanwhile she had previously deleted all pictures and videos of her songs on her Instagram page.
The 30-year-old singer alongside the video wrote:
“My name is Minister Chidinma Ekile. I am a crusader of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a vessel for the holy spirit to dwell in..
“Your future needs you, your past doesn’t. The devil knows your name but he calls you by your sins. God knows your sins but he calls you by your name.”