Chidinma Ekile has always been in the “good book” of Nigerian entertainment lovers, there is just this grace that works for her and that contributed to she emerging the winner of the third season of Project Fame West Africa in 2010.
After her winning, she released Jankoliko with Sound Sultan, and thereafter released “Kedike” that was a major hit in the music industry.
Following 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, consequently releasing other songs like Run Dia Mouth, Kite, Sweet Like Sugar, Oh Baby, among others.
Chidinma has an amazing voice, no doubt, and has been nominated a number of times and has won big in KORA (Best Female West African Act) and NMVA (Best Pop Extra Video, for Emi Ni Baller) but recently she seems to have gone seriously cold and we haven’t seen her involved in any major event or release a hit single.
Chidinma might have a lovely voice and might have won a very competitive reality show, but it doesn’t necessarily mean she is built for the competitive music industry-which is the case with most reality shows winners in the music genre. In an interview, she actually stated that music hasn’t always been on her agenda, but decided to give it a try after winning the MTN-sponsored Project Fame music competition.
Recently she has delved into acting with “The Bridge”, which was directed by Kunle Afolayan and is still in the production process.
In Nigeria, we have seen actresses try their talents out in music but it has never worked. We have seen music acts too get into the acting industry and the story is the same, though recently we have Banky W initiate a successful acting career with the box office movie, The Wedding Party.
The questions now are has Chidinma ditched an unsuccessful music career for a hope in the acting world? Would Nigerians accept her in the acting world?
Well, we patiently wait for the release of “The Bridge”, to know if the 26-year-old has made the right decision.