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Birth name  Omawumi Megbele
Role  Singer-songwriter
Also known as  Omawumi
Nationality  Nigerian

Name  Omawumi Megbele
Origin  Warri, Delta State
Spouse  Tosin Yussuf (m. 2014)
Years active  2007–present
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Born  13 April 1982 (age 33) Delta State, Nigeria (1982-04-13)
Genres  Soul, R&B, pop, afro-pop
Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter, actress
Parents  Aya Queen Megbele, Frank Anirejuoritse Megbele
Movies  House of Gold, Make a Move, Inale
Similar People  Waje, Tiwa Savage, Jeta Amata, James Manager

Children  Emmanuella Kamillah Yusuf

Omawumi story behind megbele

Omawumi Megbele (born 13 April 1982), known by her stage name Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity She is a brand ambassador for Globacom,, 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 sophomore album, The Lasso of Truth, was reported to be a commercial success in Nigeria.


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Early life and education

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Omawumi was born to Chief Dr. Frank and Mrs. Aya Megbele on 13 April 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.

Music career

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, Angelique Kidjo , among others.

Acting career

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.


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