Popular Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile, best known for her award-winning song “Kedike”, has ditched secular music. She announced on Sunday, May 2nd that she is now a gospel singer. The announcement coincides with her 30th birthday.
She announced on her Instagram profile “MY NAME IS MINISTER CHIDINMA EKILE. I’M A CRUSADER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS. I’M A CRUSADER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST,” along with a music video which shows her singing gospel music.
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During her ministration at Enthronement Assembly, she said she’s not here for the fame, she had all of that and she’s turning a new leaf, “right now is the time to work for my father. He is the one who has called me I did not bring myself here”.
Our God is faithful, He never lies and He does whatever He says. So I’m here today, it’s been a long journey. I had an opportunity to spend time with Him, it’s a rare privilege to spend time with Him and He told me a lot of things and He said, He has been waiting for me.
He is happy to receive me. God has been very intentional about me. He is very mindful of me. I’m not here because I want fame. I’ve had all of that and I think I’ve had enough of all of that. Right now is the time to work for my father. He is the one who has called me I did not bring myself here.
As a matter of fact, I did not want to be here but I’m going into ministry in full force. Most of you might not understand my ways because you don’t know where I’m coming from, and that is because a lot of time has been wasted.
I need to catch up with time. I’m moving with time, there is no time.
The enemy has been winning for too long. I’ve had my share of influence and all of that, but now I’m using all of that, everything the enemy thought he had given to me though was given to me by God, while he was lying that he gave them to me, now I’m using all of that to work for my father.
When you see me doing some very extreme thing, just understand where I’m coming from, there is no time. There are too many people out there we have to bring back into the house. Jesus is coming soon, sooner than you expect. So we cannot allow them to miss out on that. Now is the time to do the work.
Chidinma is now signed to the gospel music record label – Eezee Concepts, the label that is home to gospel star, Mercy Chinwo, Judika, and many others. Under the label, she has released a new single titled “Jehovah Overdo.”
Many gospel ministers in Nigeria have congratulated Chidinma on the new decision she has made. This has also caused a lot of reaction on social media by so many people.