Nigerian singer-songwriter, Chidinma, is in Kenya for the filming of Season 2 of Coke Studio Africa.
Earlier this week, Chidinma was in the studio with Tanzania’s Joh Makini laying down their vocals for what is expected to be a great African fusion track, to be premiered on the upcoming season of Coke Studio Africa – a music television series produced by the Coca-Cola Company featuring live studio-recorded music performances by various artists, fusing artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound.
The beautiful songstress Chidinma recently released her music video for “Oh Baby!” which features fellow Nigerian musician, Flavour. Directed by Clarence Peters, the MV is a fun and playful representation of Chidinma’s upbeat “Oh Baby!”
On the back of the success of “Oh Baby!” Chidinma is also in Kenya for a whirlwind press tour.
Chidinma sits down with Capital In The Morning
Whilst studying in Mass Communications and with an infinity for radio, Chidinma told Capital FM’s hit breakfast show exclusively about how she made a difficult choice to pursue music.
“I was just going to be a broadcast journalist…I love radio more. But I knew I had to enter the competition [MTN’s Project Fame West Africa] and try.”
The “Kedike” singer describes her style of music as Afrocentric Pop, “My music is Pop, but whatever music I do, it will definitely have that African feel. It’s very important to me and I have to represent where I come from.”
When she’s not churning out hits, the self professed country girl, prefers an adventure-filled holiday.
“I’m actually a very reserved and quiet person. I enjoy a lot of me time, self-discovery and to simply see stuff…so a bush-type holiday would be perfect.”
The humble Nigerian singer-songwriter, who wants to inspire young girls, also draws inspiration from prolific musician Fela Kuti and is currently listening to British pop sensation Sam Smith.
“When people listen to my music, I just want them to think of beauty, love and Africa.”
Chidinma will be heading to Tanzania after her whirlwind press tour in Kenya, which saw the singer performing and appearing on some of Kenya’s most popular television and radio programs.