Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter turned music minister, Chidinma Ekile, has revealed that she was born blind.
Chidinma, who quit secular music to become a gospel artist in 2021, made this revelation in a video on her YouTube page.
She said her condition was a big challenge for her parents, especially after everything they tried medically to get her to gain her sight proved abortive.
“I was born blind actually, I didn’t open my eyes at all, and that became a challenge. My parents tried all that they could to get me to see,” she said.
According to Chidinma, her parents eventually turned to God after medical efforts proved abortive, and miraculously, she gained her sight.
She said after gaining her sight, her mum made a deal with God without her knowledge and dedicated her to Him.
“I was born blind actually, I didn’t open my eyes at all, and that became a challenge. My parents tried all that they could to get me to see. Without my knowledge, my mum made a deal with God,” she said.
Watch her speak below,
A while ago, Chidinma Ekile disclosed that her decision to be born-again was ordained by God.
When asked what led her into doing gospel music, the “kedike crooner” said that her conversion is ordained by God.
She said ;
“Well, it has been ordained. It was actually a prophecy, so I was going to get here anyway. Though there was a time I wasn’t sure eventually I knew I was going to get there and what’s the better time than now?”
The beautiful screen diva also urged her fans to expect the move of God in her music career and also her songs.
”Fans should expect the move of God. Yes, I’m going to do the music but most importantly, I’m here because of God. So, expect the move of God and expect to be blessed.”
“The journey so far has been quite challenging. I’ve had to go through a whole lot of submission, prayer, and spending time with God. Prior to that, we all know how it has been before, and as I said, it is God who ordained that I’ll be a minister of the Gospel and this is just the right time for me to step into it.
“So, the journey has kind of prepared me for this season, for this particular time. So, I’m here to do God’s work”.