Chidinma Net Worth, Age, Career & Biography

Chidinma net worth

What is Chidinma net worth?

Chidinma Net Worth:$2.8 Million
Born:May 2, 1991
Country of Origin:Nigeria
Education:University of Lagos
Source of Wealth:Singing, Songwriting and Endorsements
1st Hit Project:“I Am a Winner” (2011)

Chidinma Ekile popularly known by her stage name “Chidinma” or “Miss Kedike” is a Nigerian songstress, songwriter, stage performer, recording artist, and a model.

She has been linked to lots of stealing hearts crime through her silvery pitched voice. A voice that proved its mettle with other contestants in 2008 at the third edition of MTN’s talent hunt music show “Project Fame”.

She won the highly hankered 1st position which saw her go home with a deal, a fortune and a car.

Ever since she had never slipped one bit on it. She rode on and became a household name. She’s arguably the youngest richest female in the music arena of showbiz in Nigeria.

As of today, Chidinma net worth is estimated to be $2.8 Million. Still, she hasn’t made our list of top ten richest musicians in Nigeria.

Early Life

Chidinma Ekile was born on 2nd May 1991, in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos. She hails from Imo State as the 6th child of seven children.

She was well groomed in a humble background. Both parents are from the eastern heartland, Imo State, in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

She had her primary and secondary education in Ketu. She got admitted into the University of Lagos to study Mass Communication.

However, she couldn’t respond to the call of that university degree due to reasonable progress she was making in the call to stardom at the Project Fame Ultima studios and competition. She later went back to the ivory tower to study sociology.

Her participation in the MTN Project Fame was the beginning of her rise. Presently, Chidinma net worth is one that cannot be over-emphasized as she’s had lots of achievement especially in the music world.


Chidinma started singing at the age of six. She joined her church choir when she was ten years old, during this time; she was attending a primary school in Ketu.

She worked as a Business Promoter in Lagos before auditioning for the third season of MTN Project Fame West Africa.

She was one of 8,000 participants across Nigeria to showcase their talents as part of the MTN Project Fame West Africa, a reality television and singing competition hosted by MTN, a multinational telecommunications network.

Chidinma had always dreamt of being part of the MTN Project Fame Wet Africa, so when the application for the third edition came out, he close friend helped her get to Ultima studio for the audition and qualified to be part of the reality show with 17 other contestants.

The contestants had 10 weeks of training from musical professionals ranging from voice coaches, and inspirational speakers to established musicians, and music business service providers.

On the 26th September, 2010, Chidinma was announced as the winner of the contest. Winning the contest came with several benefits and prizes which included N2.5 million, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and a production deal.

She also signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria in May 2013, making her a brand ambassador.

Chidinma started working on her eponymous debut studio album “Chidinma” after releasing a collaborative project with other season 3 finalists. The album was scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Chidinma spoke briefly and said she put a lot of energy into it. She worked with a number of producers including Cobhams Asuquo, Tee-Y Mix, WazBeat and Oscar Heman Ackah.

On 22nd February 2011, she released the Sound Sultan-assisted single “Jankoliko” and “Carry You Go”. Both songs were written and produced by Oscar Heman Ackah.

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On 4th June, 2011, Chidinma released the Clarence Peters-directed music video for “Jankoliko”.

On 11th October 2011, she released “Kedike” as the album’s third single. The song translates to “Heartbeat” and was produced by Cobhams Asuquo.

The Clarence Peters-directed music video for “Kedike was released on 24th January, 2012.

In 2012, Chidinma won the “Best Female West African Act” award at the 2012 Kora Awards in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Her award plaque was presented to her by Didier Drogba, one of the richest African footballers.

On 14th September, 2012, she released The Suspect-assisted single “Emi Ni Baller” produced by Legendary Beatz.

It peaked at number 7 on Vanguard’s list of the Top 10 songs that made 2013.

The official remix for “Emi Ni Baller” was released on 22nd February 2013. It features vocals by Wizkid and was also produced by Legendary Beatz.

In 2013, she released another hit single “Bless My Hustle” with Phyno, after which she released another hit single “Oh Baby” and “Ololufe” with Flavour N’abania.

She has a sweet voice that sets her apart from other artists in Nigeria.

She has cited Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Alicia Keys, Whitney Huston, Mariah Carey, Fela Kuti, Omawumi, Onyeka Onwenu, Lagbaja and Darey Art Alade as her biggest musical influences.

Having some of the top 20 richest musicians in the world as her biggest musical influences must have definitely contributed to her success.

Chidinma has had lots of notable performances including the 2013 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour as a supporting artist, led by D’Banj.

Also, Guinness World of More Concert alongside P-Square, D’Banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Waje. She has also performed in many others.

The sonorous songstress celebrated her mom’s 60th birthday as she gifted her with a multi-million naira mansion

Chidinma net worth has raised greatly as she also signed an endorsement deal with Molped Nigeria having a great deal on her net worth.

Chidinma Ekile Sayings

Chidinma Net Worth and Career Highlights

Chidinma net worth is estimated to be roughly $2.8 Million dollars. These are some of her nominations and awards.

  • Best Female West African Act “Kedike” Kora Awards 2012.
  • Best Pop Extra Video “Emi Ni Baller” at the Nigeria Music Video Awards 2013.
  • Nominated for Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year 2014.
  • Female Artist of the year nominee at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014.
  • Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director) nominee at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014.
  • Nominee at African Muzik Magazine Awards for the Best Female West Africa 2014
  • MTV Africa Music Awards nominee as the Best female 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chidinma

Here are quick Faqs about Chidinma below:

When was Chidinma born?

Chidinma Ekile was born on May 2nd, 1991

What year did chidinma win Project Fame?

It was in 2010. In that year, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.

Who is chidinma Ekile dating?

It was once rumored that Chidinma is dating Kiss Daniel, a fellow musician. But they did break up later after their relationship became public knowledge.

Favorite Quotes from Chidinma Ekile

  • “Become more aware of what’s really worth your energy”.
  • “Enjoy who you are, there are some benefits that go along with being who you are and where you are, your father is the King and you’re his child”.
  • “The devil cannot create! He has to use what is already created; he corrupts, disrupts, but cannot create. The wise woman learns his devices. Once you learned what he is trying to do, use your strength for positive purposes. Stop being seduced into using your abilities for what he’s trying to grow”.
  • “The harvest field that God wants to create is in your head. Amidst all you troubles, hold on to your field of dreams…”
  • “Self-love! Self-care! Take care of yourself!”

Life Lessons From Chidinma

  • Dream big: You are never too small to dream big, and you are never too small to start achieving your big dreams.
  • Follow your passion: For Chidinma, she received a lot of discouragement from her parents especially her father about going into the music world.

But she knew where her passion was and she was ready to follow it at all cost not minding the consequences.

No lies: Chidinma is known to be strict and a hard worker. What drives her crazy? “I cannot stand lies”. Chidinma will be quick to cut you off her life if she realizes you’d lied to her.

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Summary of Chidinma Net Worth

Chidinma has held on to her dreams amidst all discouragements. Why not forge ahead and achieve your dreams?

With Chidinma net worth, she is undoubtedly one of the most influential artistes in Nigeria.

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