Chidinma says she wishes she switched from secular to gospel music earlier

Nigerian gospel artiste, Chidinma Ekile, has said that she wished she had made the switch from secular music earlier in her career.

The ‘Kedike’ crooner said if she had become a gospel musician earlier, only God would’ve known where she would be today.

She stated this in an interview while talking about her music, personal life and relationship with colleagues.

Chidinma said; “Of course, 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.”

Speaking on what she would like to see happen differently in the gospel music industry, the songstress said; “The industry has evolved, and it has got 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 put together by EeZee Conceptz.

In the secular music industry, there are many talent hunt programmes, 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 see.”

When asked to comment on the perception that gospel musicians do not have as much fanbase as secular artistes, Chidinma said she prefers the peace of mind she enjoys as a gospel singer.

“Having a huge fan base is not as important has having peace of mind. The kind of peace I have had since I made the switch cannot be bought with money.

My fulfillment and peace of mind are more important to me. Besides, everyone needs God. The world needs Jesus, and I am more concerned about the souls of men who need to hear about the love of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. That is my priority now,” she said.