Sensational singer and songwriter Chidinma Ekile popularly known as Chidinma features as our celebrity artiste of the week.
Chidinma rose to stardom after winning the third edition of Project Fame West Africa in 2010 and since her recognition, she has stolen the hearts of many with her voice and her calm smiling face.
Chidinma who is now signed under ’40FIED Music Company’ moved from Capital Hill Records where she had spent 7 years before leaving the label.
Report had it that Chidinma had issues with the sharing formula of the label managed by clarence Peters and rapper Ill Bliss.
According reports then the sharing formula from Chidinma’s concerts/shows, endorsements and other sources of revenue generation regarding her music had been 60:40 until about two years ago when the singer agitated for a 70:30 ratio, and her request was reluctantly granted by Clarence and Ill Bliss. But what eventually became the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the beautiful singer’s recent demand for a 90:10 sharing ratio, a proposal that was instantly rejected by Clarence and Ill Bliss.
However, In a recent interview, Ill Bliss cleared the air that Chidinma didn’t leave the label, but the contract signed with the singer had ended and they didn’t want to renew because the relationship they had degenerated.
Speaking on Entertainment Splash with Foladele Falana and Ariyike Dimples, Chidinma said she refused to address the issue, because she’s not the drama type.
It was a little bit tough for the singer after she left Capital Hills, but according to her, she’s a strong woman and can’t imagine herself falling out even with the challenges.
“Yes! Things got a little tough after I left Capital Hills, but not to the point of me wanting to give up. No! It never got to that point.”
When asked by Foladele if she ever had the thought of giving up on her music career, she said;
“I don’t think I have ever found myself in that situation. if it ever happens, i don’t think i would want to give up. i’m a strong woman…”
Chidinma has been low key for a while, but surprisingly, she has a huge African fane base online. A quick check on one of her hit songs, Falling in love which was released in 2016, has over 39 million views on YouTube. Wow!
According to her, She realized that she had a huge fan base in 2012/2013, and she gets love whenever she goes out of the country.
Chidinma and Kiss Daniel caused a stir online after a picture of her in a bedroom with Kiss Daniel was shared by Kiss.
LIB reported exclusively that a close source to the artistes confirmed that the two started dating some time this year and the two are reportedly much in love with each other.
However, the two never get to speak about their love. Whenver asked about their relationship, they always laugh it off.
Chidinma, speaking with the Punch sometime in march declined to speak on her rumoured relationship with Kiss Daniel adding that fans and Nigerians will know the truth soon.
“I don’t like to speak about my relationship or love life in public. There is nothing to talk about me and Kiss Daniel; people can say anything they want to say. Whether I am in a relationship with him or not, everyone will get to know later.
“I find it weird that I am always linked to one musician or the other. At times, it takes extra effort for me to convince people that certain reports about me are untrue.”
She also declined to speak about her relationship with Kiss on #Entertainment Splash, but might have confirmed indirectly.
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Chidinma’s latest single ‘Yanga’ has been buzzing across the world. ‘Yanga’ is a follow up to her romantic single “Love me” released earlier in the year.