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Real Name:
Omawumi Megbele

Music Genre:
Afropop
R&B
Soul

Record Label:
OMA RECORDS

Date of birth:
13-04-1982

Age:
35

Nationality:
NIGERIA



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Omawumi Megbele, known by her stage name Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress. 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 gained attention as the 2007 runner-up on West African Idols, a reality TV show part of the Idols franchise. Her sophmore album, The Lasso of Truth, was reported to be a commercial success in Nigeria.

 

Omawumi was born to Chief Dr. Frank and Mrs. Aya Megbele on April 13, 1982. She 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 called "O.S Megbele & Associates". She also studied French at Alliance Francaise.

 

Omawumi rose to prominence as a contestant on Idols West Africa. Omawumi, with her strong voice and out-going personality, 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, among others.

 

Omawumi played a minor role in the 2009 edition of the V-Monolugues, a play that reflects 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.

Discography

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    Wonder Woman

    Released in 2009

    Produced by OMA RECORDS

    BUY

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    Lasso Of Truth

    Released in 2013

    Produced by OMA RECORDS

    BUY

References

  • Bio by Wikipedia


Singles

  • 2009
    Title Album
    Serious Love Nwantinti Wonder Woman
  • 2012
    Title Album
    If You Ask Me Lasso Of Truth