| CHIDINMA is of eastern Nigerian Descent, and the fifth out of six siblings. She grew up under strict Christian parents and became very involved in the church choir from a very tender age of ten.
She attended primary and secondary schools in Ketu, Lagos; before the family relocated to Ikorodu. In 2009, she discovered MTN Project Fame West Africa music reality TV show on television and followed the maiden edition keenly from the television in her living room, wishing to be part of the huge show someday.
Her dreams began to take shape when a close friend of hers encouraged her to go for the Lagos auditions of the third edition of Project Fame. She caught a bus from Ikorodu to ULTIMA Studios, the audition venue and joined the long queue of over 8,000 contestants, with only four hundred naira in her pocket. All she had was Belief.
Chidinma was short listed amongst the last eighteen contestants to go into the Fame academy. For the next ten weeks, she lived under strict tutelage from the Faculty comprising voice coaches, choreography, inspirational visits and sessions with established musicians and music business service providers, tough rehearsal drills etc
On September 26, 2010 Chidinma won the third edition of Project Fame West Africa, alongside the hearts of millions of Nigerians who grew to love the petite and endearing twenty one year old girl. Her prizes included the sum of N2.5mm cash, a 2011 Rav 4 and an album production deal to cater to her album recording, plus music videos.
Currently, she is finalizing her debut album which boasts of production from notable producers like Cobhams Asuquo, Teey Mix, WazBeat, Oscar Heman Ackah etc. Her first single is titled JANKOLIKO! and featured Nigerian music veteran Sound Sultan. The video was directed by award winning cinematographer Clarence Peters. Her album is scheduled to drop before the last quarter of 2011.
Her musical influences include Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Fela Kuti, Omawunmi, Onyeka Onwenu etc. Her style is predominantly afrocentric pop music, with a lot of Nigerianness to it, clearly evident in her song writing..
And now petite songstress – Chidinma has released the video of her new track – “Kedike”. This new video was directed by Clarence Peters, also stars Dammy Krane and it is simply captivating, be you young or old, it is bound to make you dance.
Chidinma is proving to us once again, she is here to stay for good. We can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us in 2012.
Check on it!
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VOIR LA VIDEO: Chidinma - Kedike http://www.koaci.com/videos-73363