Over the past two decades, the Nigerian music industry has undoubtedly seen a great rise in the number of highly talented female singers that have come into the limelight and maintained the top spots till now. One of such amazing musicians is no other than Omawumi Megbele who we all know by her stage name "Omawumi". We recently picked special interest in her and obviously decided to put out this article which tells all about Omawumi biography, net worth, cars, houses and amazing music career.
Omawumi is not just a talented singer but also one of the most beautiful female Nigerian entertainers out there
1. Omawumi biography
According to Wikipedia records, the super-talented Omawumi Megbele was born in Delta State on the 13th of April 1982. The records reveal that Omawumi was born to the family of Mrs Aya Megbele and Chief Dr Frank Megbele in Warri, Delta State. A lot of people do not even know that Omawumi is actually one of the few Nigerian musicians that completed all of their education before stepping into the limelight. Yes, Omawumi completed her elementary education at Nana Primary School and she went on to obtain her SSCE certificate from College of Education Demonstration Secondary School.
Omawumi did not stop learning, she furthered her education by obtaining a law degree from Ambrose Alli University and then she worked at a law firm owned by her family. In fact, while working at the law firm, Omawumi still went as far as completing a French course at the popular Alliance Française Institute in Lagos. After some years of studying and working at the Law firm, Omawumi successfully broke into the Nigerian music space in 2007 as a single lady but she later got married to Toyin Yusuf in 2018.
Omawumi is blessed with a beautiful face, amazing voice, and happy marriage – isn’t that just a perfect life to have?
2. Omawumi net worth
Truthfully, there is yet to be any official or accurate study of Omawumi’s true worth but she has definitely accrued a lot of wealth from numerous Endorsement deals and a super-successful music career. Nonetheless, a certain popular Nigerian blog site Jaguda.com once stated that Omawumi has an estimated net worth of over ₦820 million ($2 million).
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3. Omawumi cars and houses
Sometimes in 2012, several media sources claim that Omawumi and her celebrity best friend Waje splashed millions of naira on new SUVs. Omawumi reportedly got herself a brand-new Mercedes-Benz GL450 worth ₦11 million while Waje got a new Honda CR-V that cost her ₦4 million. In 2014, several media sources reported that Omawumi bought a 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV worth ₦12.5 million and at the same time moved into a new ₦100 million mansion in Lagos. It is also worth mentioning that Omawumi owns a 2009 Kia Optima sedan as well as another car that she got alongside the “Next Rated” title which she won at the 2009 Hip Hop World Awards.
Various media sources claim that Omawumi is a proud owner of a ₦100 million Lagos mansion and several luxury cars
4. Omawumi career highlights
Just like most Nigerian music people or celebrities, Omawumi basically worked through an interesting journey before she could achieve stardom in the industry. Yes, her music career began to gain momentum when she emerged as the 1st runner up of the 2007 Idols West Africa music competition.
That victory alone gave Omawumi the opportunity to later perform with several Nigerian hip hop musicians like M.I Abaga, banky W, D’Banj, 2Face Idibia, 9ice, P-Square and many others. She even went as far as making music and performing with popular international musicians like Angelique Kidjo, Donell Jones, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and a host of others.
Ever since Omawumi broke into the Nigerian music space, she has remained one of the best performers to date
Just when everyone thought they had seen the best of Omawumi’s amazing talent in her music, she left everyone in shock when she moved into professional ccting. Oh yes, the multi-talented Omawumi first appeared in a movie back in 2009 and ever since then she has been making waves in the movie industry.
To make things easier, we have highlighted below some of the notable achievements and milestones in Omawumi’s amazing entertainment career so far.
- Omawumi music first gained attention in 2007 and ever since then, one could metaphorically say that all of Omawumi songs have reigned as “national anthems” all over Africa
- Believe it or not, Omawumi’s vocal prowess is so enchanting that it literally put her among the Headies winners of 2009 and 2018. Yes, she took home the title of “Best Vocal Performance (Female)” at the 2009 Headies awards and repeated the same feat at the 2018 edition of the same awards event.
- Apart from winning a title in the 2009 Headies awards, Omawumi also bagged the prestigious “Next Rated” title at the 2009 Hip-Hop World Awards.
- Between the years 2009 and 2019, Omawumi delivered impressive acting performances in many successful Nollywood movies like “V-Monologues”, “Olurombi”, “INALE”, “House of Gold”, “She Is”, etc.
Below is a music video for one of Omawumi’s most popular songs that got the entire Nigeria dancing some years ago.
Omawumi - If You Ask Me [Official Video]
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5. Omawumi charitable activities
Not much has been heard about Omawumi’s involvement in charitable activities over the years but few media outlets made honourable mentions in the past though. A popular media outlet once claimed that Omawumi has worked with the following non-governmental charity organizations and projects:
- Project Alert – Pink Pearl Foundation
- Notes2Note – Nigeria Leadership Initiative
- Maga No Need Pay (Anti-Cybercrime movement) – Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
When you read the entire story of how Omawumi has been actively making waves in the Nigerian entertainment industry, one thing that remains highly commendable is her level of consistency. As of this time, all the information we have provided above are the best details we can find about Omawumi biography, net worth, cars, houses and amazing music career.