Chidinma Ekile Hillary is the sixth of seven children born on the 2nd of May. She hails from the eastern part of Nigeria. Imo precisely. She had been singing in the church choir before she won the third edition of Project Fame in 2010 and she started working with Tobechukwu Ejiofor Melvin (ill Bliss) as her manager, she became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base official Naija Top Chart. In 2011, she released her self-titled debut studio album “Chidinma” where she worked with producers like Tha Suspect, Teey Mix, Cobhams, Oscar, and Wiz boy, she eventually met Clarence Peters and got signed to his record label Capital Hill Record.
An ambassador and a contemporary afro pop singer, songwriter, performer, recording artiste since 2011 and has worked with artistes like illbliss, Banky W, Tha Suspect, Wizkid, Flavor, Sound Sultan, Awilo, Toofan just to mention a few.
She won her first award for the Best Female West African Act Category at the 2012 KORA Awards in Ivory Coast and the award plaque was presented to her by Didier Drogba. She performed Kedike at the ceremony. She also performed at the MTN power of 10 concert, a 10 city tour that celebrated MTN Nigeria 10 year anniversary in 2011.
In 2012 she was nominated for the Best New Act of the year and Best Pop/RnB Artiste of the year, in 2013 she was nominated for the Channel O Music Video Awards for the Most Gifted African West and at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for the Best Collaboration. She was nominated at the City People Entertainment Awards for the musician of the year (female) and Best Collaboration of the year (Oh Baby featuring Flavor). In 2014 she was nominated at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for the Best Pop/ RnB Artiste of the year, Best Music Video of the year (Artiste and Director) and Best Collaboration.
She was nominated at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014for Best Female, at the Headies for Best Collaboration Video of the Year ( emi ni baller featuring Illbliss and Tha Suspect), Best Afro Hip Hop Video. She won the Best Pop Extra Video Awards at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA). She won the Student Choice Best RnB /Pop Artiste of the year at the Nigerian Oscar Award 2015.