It has been noticed that popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile recently deleted all her old Instagram posts, which especially relate to her secular songs. Fans were still deliberating on this recent development, till Miss Kedike revealed that she was ditching secular music to become a Gospel artiste.
On Sunday, which coincided with her 30th birthday, Chidinma announced on her Instagram page that she is now a gospel singer and a Crusader of Christ.
“MY NAME IS MINISTER CHIDINMA EKILE. I’M A CRUSADER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS. I’M A CRUSADER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST,” she captioned a video reel which showed her singing gospel music.
Chidinma’s rebrand has taken the Nigerian social media space by storm and has at the time of this report “Chidinma” is the number 2 trending topic on Twitter.
Before becoming a minister, Chidinma was known for her hit songs ‘Kedike and Yanga’. Chidinma rose to prominence in 2010 after she won the Project Fame West Africa as a 19-year-old. In 2011, her banger Jankoliko shook the Nigerian airwaves at a time not many female artistes were rated. 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 is now signed to Eezee Concepts, the label that is home to gospel star, Mercy Chinwo. Under the label, she has released a new single titled “Jehova Overdo.”