Omawumi Megbele is a vivacious singer, songwriter and actress prominent in Nigeria’s music scene. She is known by many simply as Omawumi. She rose to stardom in 2007 after becoming a runner-up on West African Idols, a reality TV show part of the global Idols franchise. Her sophomore album, The Lasso of Truth, was said to be quite a commercial success in Nigeria.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION: Omawumi was born on the 13th of April, 1982 in Delta State to Chief Dr. Frank and Mrs. Aya Megbele. For her primary education, she attended Nana Primary School in Warri and after that she attended the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School. After completing her secondary education, she proceeded to the Ambrose Alli University from which she graduated with a Law degree in 2005. After the completion of her tertiary education, Omawunmi moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where she promptly began working in her dad’s law firm called “O.S Megbele & Associates”. While doing this, she also spent some time studying French at Alliance Francaise.
OMAWUNMI THE ARTISTE: Omawumi’s big break came when she was a contestant on Idols West Africa. She emerged the 1st runner-up of the competition which held in 2007. She was loved by many because of her vocal prowess and captivating personality. Since the completion of the show, she has gone on to have countless other breath-taking performances along-side local music industry giants including P-Square, 2face Idibia, D’Banj, Banky W, M.I, Sasha, 9ice, and international superstars like Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and Donell Jones. Omawunmi got down to music proper when she dropped her first single called ‘In The Music’ in 2008. Her first album was released in 2009 and it was titled Wonder Woman. It had hit songs like Ma Fi Mi Shere in which she featured Eldee The Don, Chocolata featuring Naeto C and Today Na Today. Her second album, Lasso Of Truth, which was released in 2014 has also been well received by her numerous fans across the globe.
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