Chioma Nwibe Adaeze popularly known as ‘CHIOMA’ is a sixth year medical student at Kharkov medical university, Ukraine from Enugu state, Nigeria. She is the first of 3 children and grew up in Abia state, Nigeria.
“My family is a really quiet one, we barely had a lot of extended family around. It was mostly always just my amazing mum, my loving siblings and myself. I schooled in Madonna for about 2 years before coming to Ukraine in 2011.” – CHIOMA says.
“I have always been singing for as long as I can remember, right from primary school. I was in all kinds of choirs.. hahahaha.. Igbo choir, english choir, french choir, acapella groups and all that. My mom bought choir uniforms till she was tired. I would practice and practice at home and bully my sister into joining me. I really really loved singing.”
“I don’t remember making a conscious decision to become a singer. I just kind of grew into it. I joined my church choir here in Ukraine, and with time I started singing in church programs. The encouraging support from my church members and my Priest too, boosted my confidence.”
“So when people started asking me to sing at their events, I was willing to. It wasn’t always perfect, I made mistakes here and there. But I didn’t let them discourage me, I always took note of my mistakes, that helped me grow because I kept working on myself and I am still working on myself.”
CHIOMA talked about how she started writing her own songs: “A good friend of mine, who always used to encourage me to start writing my own songs introduced me to Alain, who basically helped me officially start off my music career. He held my hand through the process of writing my first songs. He pushed me to start making covers and continuously supported and motivated me and he never let me slack.”
‘CHIOMA’ says: “I would love to say that If you have something you love doing.. Go for it! Even if you feel you are not the best at it. Don’t bother about what people will think or say. Because at the end of it all, it’s your life. Don’t be discouraged. Rely on God, be relentless and put your best into it and you will surely excel beyond your expectations.”
Additional text: Chioma’s Interview with GemssBlog.