“Jehovah Overdo“ crooner, Chidinma Ekile, has expressed her regrets for not switching from secular to gospel music earlier in her career.
The award-winning artist initially rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa in 2010 before releasing hit singles like “Jankoliko”, Carry You Go, and “Kedike,” amongst other.
In May 2021, Chidinma Ekile publicly revealed her transition to gospel music, noting that she is now engaged in Christian ministry. She has subsequently released many songs, including ” Mimo Mimo”, “Osuba”, ” Lion and Lamb,” amongst others.
While expressing her regret, the music minister said , “I wish I had made the switch earlier. If I had started this earlier, only God knows where I would have been by now. But, at the end of the day, all things worked together for good and at the right time.”
Chidinma also discussed the difficulties she had in transitioning from a secular performer to a Gospel musician.
Speaking while appearing as a judge on Gospel Groove Talent Quest put together by EeZee Conceptz, Chidinma said ” The Gospel Music industry has evolved, and it has gotten really better from what it used to be. However, one thing that I would love to see get better is in the area of raising new talents, and encouraging young people who want to get into the gospel music space.
I feel we need to help them achieve their dreams, especially those who do not want to compromise and want to genuinely serve God. That is why I am excited about the Gospel Groove Talent Quest”
“In the secular music industry, there are many talent hunt programs, and that is one of the reasons new talents are discovered and developed from time to time. But I have really not seen that happening in gospel music. That is one thing I am looking forward to seeing.”
Chidinma Ekile expressed her joy with her musical journey as well as her desire to continue promoting the gospel of Jesus.