The full name of Omawumi is Omawumi Megbele. She is a renowned Nigerian singer and actress. She came into notoriety when she came second in the 2007 West African Idols.
Early Life & Education
Omawumi was born on April 13, 1982, in Delta State, to Chief Dr. Frank and Mrs. Aya Megbele. She is from Delta State, which is located in Nigeria’s South-South geopolitical zone. Her primary school education was received at Nana Primary School. Omowumi attended the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School for her secondary education. She continued her education at Ambrose Alli University, where she earned a law degree.
After Owowumi graduated from Ambrose Alli University, she started working for a law firm, O.S. Megbele & Associates. Omawumi became well-known after competing in Idols West Africa. At the conclusion of the contest in May 2007, Omawumi was chosen as the first runner-up. She has since shared the stage with several artists, including P-Square, 2face Idibia, Phyno, D’Banj, Banky W, M.I., Sasha, 9ice, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone, Donell Jones, and Angelique Kidjo, among others.
Omawumi’s debut single, “In The Music,” was released in September 2008. Wonderwoman was released on November 11, 2009. The Lasso of Truth was released on April 10, 2013. In 2019, she released her fourth album, In Her Feelings, which includes Afrofusion, jazz, and R&B. Among the songs on the album are For My Baby, Mr. Sinnerman, Away, True Loving, Tabansi, and Green Grass. Her single, “Lituation,” was released on May 22, 2020. Love Deep High Life (LDHL), her fourth studio album, was released, featuring contributions from Phyno, Waje, Brymo, and Ric Hassani.
Omawumi has always included dramatic and visual demonstration elements in her music videos, making her a thespian and the movie roles that have come her way even before she made her official debut in the realm of make-believe. She made her stage debut in 2009 with V-Monologues, a literary work intended to depict the challenges and plight of women in Nigeria. Olurumbi, a Yoruba musical and folktale, cast her.
Omowumi went on to play a role in the award-winning film ‘Inale.’ She co-starred in the Ghanaian film “House of Gold” with popular singer Ice Prince. She debuted in film production in 2019 when she collaborated with Waje on a film project as co-producer.
Eneng Enaji’s film “She Is” is a continuation of her humanitarian efforts and a representation of the principles she has always championed and expressed in her artistic creations. The film “She Is” delves into Nigerian society’s expectations, standards, and limitations for successful women. The film is a presentational work of art that depicts society as it is while posing questions and exploring possible solutions. She and her co-star co-produced the film.
Omowumi is happily married with two adorable children. Omawumi’s husband is Tosin Ibrahim Yusuf, the founder of the real estate firm Lloyd Gate Limited and a former co-owner of the Zamunda nightclub and bar in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
- 2021 Love Deep High Life (LDHL)
- 2017 Timeless
- 2013 Lasso of Truth
- 2009 Wonder Woman
- 2019 In Her Feelings
- 2020 Lituation
- 2014 In the Music
- 2014 Make a Move
- 2013 House of Gold
- 2011 The Return of Jenifa
- 2010 Inale
Awards & Nominations
|2018||The Headies||Best Recording of the Year||Nominated|
|2018||The Headies||Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Won|
|2016||The Headies||Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Nominated|
|2014||ELOY Awards||Best Female Artist||Nominated|
|2009||The Headies||Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Won|
Omowumi served as a brand ambassador for many international brands, some of which are Globacom, Konga, Malta Guinness, and so on. She also worked as a part of the campaign called Rise with the Energy of Africa.
Omowumi has signed many endorsement deals with different multimillionaire international brands so far. According to different sources online, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million.