OMAWUMI: MUSIC, ACTING, PHILANTROPHY


Omawumi Megbele (born 13 april 1982), known by her stage name Omawumi, is a nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity. She attended Nana primary school, 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.
Omawumi rose to prominence as a contestant on idols West Africa, with her strong voice and out-going personality, she 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, Bankyw, M.I, Sasha, 9ice, Chaka Demus And Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and Donell Jones, among others.

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. In 2011, she starred in Funke Akindele's return of Jenifa and she starred in Yvonne Nelson's house of gold (2013) alongside Majid Michel and Ice Prince
Omawunmi has been involved in a few non-governmental organisations like project ‘alert pink pearl’ foundation and projects like ‘notes2notes’, and ‘maga no need pay’ which tried to intimate Nigerian youths on the need to stop involvement in cybercrimes and fraud. She won the Headies award for the next rated artist in 2009. She was awarded best RnB/pop artiste in 2010 at the Nigeria entertainment awards which held in New York. She also won the award for best female music video at the same awards. She has won outstanding recording artiste at The Icon Awards and best new artiste at the Women in Entertainment and Arts Programme by vivacity pr, London.

She is a brand ambassador for GLOBACOM, KONGA, and MALTA GUINNESS. She’s also part of the campaign called "RISE WITH THE ENERGY OF AFRICA". She is one of the most recognised and enterprising females in the entertainment industry.