Omawumi is a beautiful Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. She is the co-owner of Hermanes Media, and was the first runner up of West African idols 2007 edition. Omawumi does Pop, Afro-pop, R&B and Soul songs.
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Omawumi was born on the 13th of April 1982 to Chief Dr Frank and Mrs Aya Megbele. She attended Nana Primary School for her primary education. Afterwards, she went to the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School (CEDSS) for her SSCE. After her SSCE, she went to study Law at Ambrose Alli University. After her law degree in 2005, Omawumi went to work at her family’s law firm – O.S Megbele and Associates in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. While at the Law Firm, she studied French at Alliance Francaise. Omawumi married Toyin Yusuf on the 13th of January 2018, and they are blessed with children.
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Omawumi’s Cars and Houses
According to encomium.com, In 2014, Omawumi moved into her house worth 100 million Naira in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, about the same period, she bought a 2012 ML 350 Mercedes worth about N12.5 million. She also has a 2009 model Kia Optima car.
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Omawumi became popular as a contestant on Idols West Africa, where she emerged the first runner up of the competition in May 2007. After the competition, she started enjoying the privilege of performing with star musicians like 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 amongst others. Omawumi owns her own record label.
Omawumi is a multi-talented artist because she’s not only good at singing, but also a pro actress. She started acting in 2009 when she played a minor role at V-monologues – a play that reflects the negative issues affecting Nigerian women. Afterwards, she starred in the musical play Olorombi, and the movie Inhale, a Hollywood and Nollywood.
In 2011, Funke Akindele gave her a lead role in the Return of Jenifa, and in 2013 she starred in Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold alongside Majid Michael and Ice Prince. Omawumi was one of the lead actors in the movie ‘She Is’ which premiered in March 2019. ‘She Is‘ was produced by Omawumi’s media company; Hermanes Media. The soundtrack of the movie was sung by Omawumi and Waje – her best friend who is also a hot cake in the Nigerian music industry.
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Omawumi’s Songs and Albums
The album debuted on the 21st of May 2009, under Oma Records. Wonder Woman contains the following songs:
- Starting Point (intro)
- Ma Fi Mi Shere (featuring ELDee tha Don)
- Today na Today
- Serious Love Nwantinti
- Love it (featuring Shank)
- When Breeze Blow
- The Way That I feel (featuring Dr Frabz)
- Chocolata (featuring Naeto C)
- I stand (Skit)
- In The Music
- Brighter Day
- I miss my baby
- As I dey
- Niger delta 1 (featuring Eric Arubayi)
- Same Guy (featuring Waje and Kel)
- Blessings Flow
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Lasso of Truth
The album debuted on the 26th of September 2015, under Oma Records. Lasso of Truth contains the following songs:
- If you ask me
- When the Boss is coming
- The African Way
- The best you can be
- I Go Go i
- What a Bang Bang (featuring 2face Idibia)
- Personal Race (featuring Timaya)
- You must love me
- Warn yourself (featuring wizkid)
- Stay Alive (Jeje Laiye)
- Belle (featuring Flavour)
- Life goes on (featuring Afay)
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This album debuted on the 30th of June 2017, under Roc Nation/Cabal Entertainment. Timeless contains the following songs:
- Play Na Play (feat. Angelique Kidjo)
- I no sure
- E don do me
- E Don Loss (If God Does Not Will It)
- The Matter
- Africa (featuring Salif Keita and Uhuru)
- Through the fire
In Her Feelings
This album debuted on the 14th of June 2019, under Hermanes Media. Her Feelings contains the following songs:
- Without You
- For My Baby
- Mr Sinnerman
- True Loving
- Green Grass
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Quotes of Omawumi
“I am proud to be part of a generation where women support and empower other women.”
“I am constantly learning… Understanding that as I move with intention, each situation be it a curveball or a goal must lead me to happiness… And I am in love with who I am becoming.”
“…When you give a woman a task, she thinks of how she can be the best at the job and also the best version of herself, so that you can come back and work with her.”
“It is very easy to work with women, especially those that are professionals. Sometimes people have the impression that women are supposed to be slow and that we do not grasp things easily but the truth is that women are one of the best multi-taskers in the world.”
“Shine that little light of yours, spread joy, dance a little or a lot… It releases bad energy.”
“I’m just exploring my many sides and loving myself in the process… I’m Omawonder.”
“There’s nothing wrong with loving yourself every now, and then… learn to forgive yourself, not to be too hard on yourself…”
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Awards and Nominations of Omawumi
- Next Rated Artiste at the Hip Hop World Award – 2009
- ELOY Awards nominee for the Best Female Artist – 2014
- Best Vocal Performance (Female) at The Headies – 2018
Omawumi’s Net Worth
Omawumi’s net worth has not been officially stated, but we know she’s a pro in her career and she has numerous endorsement deals worth millions of Naira, so we expect her net worth to be high. According to jaguda.com, Omawumi is worth $2million.
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Life Lesson from Omawumi
Diversify and broaden your horizon, don’t limit yourself. Omawumi, even though is a lawyer by profession, did not ignore her love and talent for singing. Look at the fame that being an artist has brought her. Again, she did not stop there, she is also exploring acting and venturing into other businesses.
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