Nigerian singer and songwriter, Chidimma Ekile, recently opened up about her emotional childhood experiences in a video uploaded on her YouTube platform.
In the video, she revealed that she was born blind and how her parents tried everything to help her see, but all efforts proved abortive.
Chidimma explained that her mother, who is a prayer warrior, started praying and fasting for her sight to be restored. Eventually, she regained her sight, and her mother fulfilled a promise she had made to God by dedicating Chidimma to Him.
The singer, who recently switched to gospel music, shared her story to inspire others and show that with faith, anything is possible. Chidimma rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa in 2010. She made history as the first female artist to reach the top spot on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart with her music video, “Emi Ni Baller.”
In 2011, she released the song “Jankoliko,” featuring Sound Sultan, and in 2012, she won the Best Female West African Act at the Kora Awards for her hit song, “Kedike.”