Nigeria’s music industry is about the most impressive aspect of the country’s entertainment industry with creative artists popping up by the day. One of the Big name female artists to have graced the Industry is Omawumi. Surely you remember her for her hit song “if you ask me na who I go ask” but Omawumi is really bigger than that. This article will tell you things you never knew about her.
Who is Omawumi?
Omawumi Megbele, popularly known by her stage name ‘Omawumi’ is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity. She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com, and Malta Guinness. She’s also part of the campaign called “Rise with the Energy of Africa”. She is in fact, a household name in Nigeria based on her impressive exploits in the music industry.
Omawumi was born on 13th April 1982 in Warri, Delta State in the South Southern part of Nigeria. You can guess her age with this information, depending on the year you’re reading this article.
Omawumi traditionally got married to her long time partner, Toyin Yusuf on January 13, 2018, in Warri. The pair reportedly had their registry wedding in January 2015. They have two children together and are happily spending their lives as husband and wife.
Omawumi and her husband already had a 4-year-old daughter, Emmanuella Kamillah Yusuf, born in June 2011. Their second child, a son, was born on July 18, 2015. The two lovely children have also been arrested source of inspiration to Omawuni as she excels in her music career.
Omawumi attended Nana Primary School during her pupilage and later attended the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School. She graduated from Ambrose Alli University with a Law degree. After graduating in 2005, she moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where she worked with her family’s law firm, O.S Megbele & Associates. She also studied French at Alliance Francaise.
Omawumi’s journey into the music world could be traced to her participation in Idols West Africa where she shone like a star she eventually became. With her strong voice and out-going personality she was able to impress both the judges and fans at the event. She was voted the 1st runner-up of the competition when it ended in May 2007. Since then, she has had numerous performances on the stage with musicians such as P-Square, 2face Idibia, D’Banj, Banky W, M.I, Sasha, 9ice, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and Donell Jones, Angelique Kidjo, among others. That Idol Africa event was a spring board that put her on the part of greatness in the music industry.
Omawumi has also made has face a bit popular in the Nollywood industry. She played a minor role in the 2009 edition of the V-Monologues, a play which tells the story of the negative issues affecting women in Nigeria. She also starred in the musical play Olurombi. She had a minor role in the movie Inale, a Hollywood/Nollywood Bongos-Ikwe production, starring Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Dede Mabiaku, and Ini Edo. In 2011, she starred in Funke Akindele’s Return of Jenifa. Moreover, she starred in Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold (2013) alongside Majid Michel and Ice Prince. Not too bad for someone whose major focus is the music industry.
Though no one k owns exactly what Omawumi’s networth is, she is estimated to be worth about $3 million.
Starting Point (intro)
Ma Fi Mi Shere feat. eLDee tha Don
Today na Today
Serious Love Nwantinti
Love it feat. Shank
When Breeze Blow
The Way That I feel feat. Dr. Frabz
Chocolata feat. Naeto C
I stand (Skit)
In The Music
I miss my baby
As I dey
Niger delta 1 feat. Eric Arubayi
Same Guy feat. Waje and Kel
If you ask me
When the Boss is coming
The African Way
The best you can be
I Go Go
What a Bang Bang feat. 2face Idibia
Personal Race feat. Timaya
You must love me
Warn yourself feat. wizkid
Stay Alive (Jeje Laiye)
Belle feat. Flavour
Life goes on feat. Afay
Omawumi is a role model and source of inspiration to numerous young girls in Nigeria who wish to carve a career in the entertainment industry. She has made a mark as one of Nigeria’s biggest names among female entertainers the ever graced the industry).
(with reports from Africanmania)