“I was born blind” – Chidinma Ekile

Nigerian Singer, Chidinma Ekile, who just featured in her debut movie as an actress, has revealed that she was born blind.

Chidinma who rose to stardom after winning the third season of
Project Fame West Africa in 2010 first revealed she was born blind in a
song ‘Martha’ dedicated to her mother, said in an interview with
Guardian Life Magazine;

“I was born blind. I just
couldn’t see for some months. Since I sang about it, I felt the need to
help kids that find themselves in such situations or even worse. So
every time I travel to these places, I try to extend a hand of love to
these children. ”

According to singer who slayed on the cover of the magazine, also talked
about her first movie ‘The Bridge’,  where she played the role of
Stella from an Igbo family, who fell in love and secretly married a
Yoruba Prince against her parents’ wish.

“ I just got a call from Kunle Afolayan . He didn’t know before then
that I wanted to act. I even asked him, ‘Why did you call me? I don’t
understand.’ He said, ‘You’re a musician; you shoot music videos,’ and
from the way he saw me on screen, he thought that I would at least know a
few things and if I had any challenges, he would definitely put me
through. I got on set and it was one of the best things I’d ever done. I
definitely loved the experience” she said.

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