The life and biography of Lilian Dinma Nigerian born gospel artiste making waves abroad


This is the true life story of how a Nigerian female gospel musician based in the diaspora Okoro Lilian Chidinma, popularly known as Lilian Dinma started her music career that has blossomed into a thriving spirit filled  movement that has sparked a new sense of belief in God
As the popular saying goes that “class is permanent but form is temporal.” This timeless adage resonates with Lilian Dinma, who is reputed for rendering gospel music with her soulful sonorous voice of .
Reputed for her huge and innate talent, Lilian Dinma, who is also a song writer, entrepreneur, and fashion icon clearly understood her calling right from her secondary school days, where she started manifesting the gift of God in her life. While in high school, she joined a group called “Kingdom Dance” from where she went on to join the church choir.
Born to parents who come from Imo State about 40 years ago, Lilian Dinma is the fifth child, who grew up with a mindset to become a minister of the gospel through songs. Besides singing, she enjoys dancing and stood out as a fashion trend setter, which distinguished her as a fashionista.
Knowledge and education hold a pride of place for Okoro Lilian Chidinma, who attended the River State Polytechnic, Bori, where she obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Business Administration and Management. Her love for language pushed her to pursue a diploma in Spanish language after which she completed her education in Fashion and Style, with a certification in Hospitality Argentina. Her penchant for language has no equal as she is presently studying Danish language.
Though she had launched into music from her secondary school, it was not until 2005, when she hit the scene with her debut single, “Almighty God”. The track became viewers’ choice on NTA, AIT, RSTv and Silver Bird Television, and it was the beginning of a blossoming gospel music career. The impact of the single album motivated her to release singles titled: “I will go with you” and “Jesus Na You Biko”, the next year.
The success of the singles motivated Lilian Dinma, who is signed to DSM Records, to release her first gospel album titled: “Almighty God”. To further actualise her plans, she left the shores of Nigeria, which saw her put her music career on hold for a while.
In 2015,  Okoro Lilian Chidinma roared back into the scene with a single, “Na You Be the One”. In February of the following year, she dropped another one,
“Believe in God”, and in April of 2016, she blessed her global audience with “Imela”, which she dedicated to her son on his birthday.
Seven months after “Imela”, Lilian Dinma released “Turn By Turn”, in which featured Tim Godfrey. Despite being far away from home, her light was still shinning, though Europe brought another challenge into her career. Lilian Dinma was invited to perform the Nigerian anthem in Sweden in 2016; which remains one of the highlights of her stellar career.
Lilian Dinma has endured undue criticisms in her career, owing to her fashion sense and appearance as a gospel singer. In a recent interview, she countered insinuations people have about her dressing.
“I wish people truly know my stories before am judged because my fashion is not a dirty style or seductive style, no! I dress decently and respectfully; l am one of the females who respect their bodies that is what my parents taught me. Yet people still feel I should dress more like them, I have to sell what gives me daily income. I cover up a lot then if I show them my full body, they, will know how beautiful am created but still cover up my body”, she stated.
“I want people to understand that I live in Europe not Nigeria, and my husband is not a Nigerian, our weather is not the same as Nigeria’s. I love God my maker above all things, but fashion is my passion and business. I love fabulous and beautiful things”.

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