Chidinma is of eastern Nigeria Descent, and the fifth out of six siblings. She grew up under strict Christian parents and became very involved in the church choir from a very tender age of ten.

She attended primary and secondary schools in Ketu Lagos before the family relocated to Ikorodu. In 2009, she discovered MTN Project Fame West Africa music reality TV show on television and followed the maiden edition keenly from the television in her living room, wishing to be part of the huge show someday.