Chidinma Ekile Biography: Age, Husband, Children, Awards & Net Worth

Chidinma Ekile – Omo Rapala

Stage Name Ms Kedike
Real Name Chidinma Ekile
Occupation Musician
Date Of Birth/Age 2nd May, 1991 (33 years old)
Gender Female
Height 1.53m
Place of Birth Oyo StateKetu, Kosofe, Lagos State
State of Origin Imo State
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status N/A
Education Jubril Martins Secondary School
Known for Omo Rapala

Early Life

Chidinma Ekile, born on May 2, 1991, in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State, Nigeria, is a talented Nigerian singer and actress. Raised in a musically inclined family, Chidinma’s passion for music was evident from a young age. She developed her singing prowess while actively participating in her church choir and local competitions.


Chidinma’s educational journey began with primary and secondary schooling in Ketu before her family relocated to Ikorodu. Despite initially aspiring to study mass communication, she eventually earned a sociology degree from the University of Lagos.

Project Fame West Africa

Chidinma gained nationwide recognition in 2010 when she emerged as the winner of the third season of “MTN Project Fame West Africa,” a prominent music reality TV show. Her victory not only showcased her vocal dexterity but also marked the beginning of a promising career in the Nigerian music industry.

Musical Breakthrough

Chidinma Ekile with Judges
Chidinma Ekile with Judges

Following her success on Project Fame, Chidinma wasted no time in making her mark in the music scene. In 2011, she released her debut single “Jankoliko” featuring Sound Sultan, which received positive reviews. However, it was her breakout single “Kedike” later that year that catapulted her to widespread fame. “Kedike” became an instant hit, earning her the nickname “Miss Kedike” and solidifying her status as a rising star.

Albums and Hit Singles

Chidinma’s self-titled debut studio album, “Chidinma,” was released in 2012. The album featured a blend of Afrobeat, R&B, and highlife influences. Songs like “Jankoliko,” “Kedike,” and “Run Dia Mouth” showcased her versatility and endeared her to a diverse audience.

Her musical journey continued with subsequent hit singles such as “Emi Ni Baller ft Wizkid, “Oh Baby (You & I),” and “Fallen in Love.” Each release demonstrated Chidinma’s ability to experiment with different sounds while maintaining a strong connection to her African roots.

Acting Career

In addition to her music career, Chidinma ventured into acting. She made her acting debut in the Nollywood film “The Bridge,” released in 2017. Her foray into acting showcased her ability to excel not only in the music industry but also in the broader entertainment landscape.

Gospel Music Transition

Chidinma Ekile
Ms Kedike

In 2021, Chidinma underwent a significant transformation in her music career by announcing her decision to focus on gospel music. This shift surprised many fans but was met with support and curiosity. She released her first gospel single, “Jehovah Overdo,” which received acclaim for its powerful message and Chidinma’s soul-stirring delivery.

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Husband and Kids

Chidinma has been relatively private about her personal life. While her fans celebrate her musical achievements, she has kept details of her personal relationships away from the public eye, maintaining a level of mystery that adds to her allure. She’s currently unmarried and has no kids

Net Worth

She is currently worth $2.8 Million. You can connect with her on Instagram.

Facts & Stats

Languages: English, Igbo

First song:  Jankoliko


  1. Chidinma – 2012
  2. New Season (Deluxe) – 2021
  3. Psalm 16 – 2022
  4. 40Yrs Everlasting – 2019, EP

Genre:  Afropop, Gospel

The year she started signing: she started signing in 1997

Hit songs: Jehovah Overdo, Fallen In Love, Kedike, I Recommend Jesus, Holy, Blessings Follow Me, Yanga,
Chukwu Oma, New Season (Deluxe), Gone Forever, Love Me.