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June 21, 2017

Woman Crush Wednesday: Omawumi

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Written by: Quebex
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Omawumi Megbele, known by her stage name Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity  She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com, 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.

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.

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 alongside Majid Michel and Ice Prince.

Her new album titled Timeless is set to be released on June 22nd. The album comes four years after her second album, the well-received Lasso of Truth, which followed her 2009 debut album Wonder Woman.
Before the announcement of the release date, Omawumi, released the ballad ‘Butterflies’ and featured Beninese great Angelique Kidjo on ‘Play na Play’.
Speaking about the album, she said, “I played with different genres. I went to a place where time doesn’t exist to make this music. I wasn’t held back by any restriction of time or trend. I just did.”
Omawumi signed to new record label Cabal Entertainment in January, under which Timeless will be released in conjunction with Roc Nation Africa.

Her style of music and bubbly jovial nature has endeared us to her and we choose to crush on her today.



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