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 the 13th of April, 1982, in Delta State to the family of Chief Dr. Frank and Mrs. Aya Megbele. She hails from Delta State, which falls in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. She attended Nana Primary School for her primary school education. Omowumi had her secondary school at the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School. She went further to Ambrose Alli University, where she graduated with a degree in Law.
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 released her first song, “In The Music,” in September 2008. On November 11, 2009, she released her album Wonderwoman. On April 10, 2013, the album The Lasso of Truth was unveiled. 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. The 22nd of May 2020 saw the release of her single, “Lituation.” Her fourth studio album, Love Deep High Life (LDHL), which features contributions from Phyno, Waje, Brymo, and Ric Hassani, was released.
Omawumi has always included dramatic and visual demonstration aspects in her music videos, which has made her deserving of being 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 debut by appearing on stage in the 2009 V-Monologues, a literary work intended to illustrate the challenges and plight of women in Nigeria. She got a role in the Yoruba musical and folktale, Olurumbi.
Omowumi went further to take a role in the award-winning movie titled ‘Inale’. She, alongside popular singer Ice Prince, acted in the Ghanian film titled “House of Gold”. She jumped into movie production in 2019 when she teamed up with Waje to work on a film project as co-producers.
The film “She Is,” which was directed by Eneng Enaji, 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” explores the expectations, standards, and limitations of Nigerian society for successful women. The movie is a presentational work of art that depicts society as it is while posing issues and exploring answers. She co-produced the film with her co-star.
Omowumi is happily married and has two adorable kids. 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, is the husband of Omawumi.
- 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.