Chidinma Ekile is not a new name to the Nigerian music scene, having dominated our playlists with hit single after hit single.
Her swift rise to stardom may have garnered her some ‘haters’, and in this interview with 360Nobs’ Wana, the petite singer talks about the viral sex tape scandal, her advice to upcoming artistes and much more.
Check out the interview below.
First off, congratulations on your Channel O Video Awards nomination. How does it feel knowing that you’re a continental star?
Thank you. It feels really good to be a nominee.
Ever since it was released, Emi Ni Baller has received rave reviews from fans and has topped charts for a long time. What inspired it?
Emi Ni Baller was just me trying to be different and also challenging myself. God has made it really big because it wasn’t expected to be and that was why we termed it a freestyle.
Your rise to fame since winning Project Fame has been nothing short of meteoric. What’s your secret? What’s your advice to up and coming acts who want to make it like Miss Kedike?
It’s been God all the way. I’m also fulfilling destiny. To all who want to be successful, belief in one self is very key. Enjoy what you do and put in hard work. And most importantly, God above all.
You are yet to release a debut album. How soon should fans expect this?
By next year.
What has been your major challenge living life as a celebrity?
Being a female because most of the time females are not given any chance and then, the rumors.
You have been a popular target for bloggers and media houses looking for traffic, with false stories such as you being chased out of your church choir to you allegedly posting topless pictures. Why do you think these people choose to “attack” you?
It feels good to know that people want to use every opportunity to talk about me, it only means that I’m working and relevant. I do not really talk about myself a lot so they are constantly looking for what to say about me. And as they say, ‘Only the fruitful tree gets stoned’.
The latest of the scandals was the viral sex-tape that had someone that looked like you in it. What was your first reaction to the news?
I almost asked myself if I had a twin somewhere and then I just couldn’t stop laughing when I saw the girl’s picture because she didn’t look anything like me. It’s just a stepping stone to the next level.
There have been rumors about you being involved with Dammy Krane, who you have said is just a friend. Is there a man in Chidinma Ekile’s life?
There is none.
Peeshaun of Skuki is also said to have reportedly wanted to marry you. How did you react to that? Are you thinking of marriage yet?
No I’m not, not anytime soon.
What is your sense of fashion like? You have donned various looks over the years, from braids to your current cropped low-cut (which the male fans love). What influences your look?
I just love to look good and different. I’m not close to being a fashion freak.
Thanks for your time, and all the best in your career.