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Omawumi Megbele is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity. She is a brand ambassador for Globacom,, and Malta Guinness.

Background information

Full Name: Omawumi Megbele

Also known as: Omawumi

Born: 13 April 1982

Birth place: Delta State, Nigeria

Origin: Warri, Delta State

Genres: Soul, R&B, pop, afro-pop

Famous as: Singer, songwriter, actress

Years active: 2007–present

Spouse: Tosin Yussuf (m. 2018)

Children: Emmanuella Kamillah Yusuf

Albums: In Her Feelings, Lasso of Truth, Timeless, Wonder Woman

Education: Ambrose Alli University

Religion: Christian


biographical and educational history

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 familys law firm called “O.S Megbele & Associates”.

She also studied French at Alliance Francaise. She married Toyin Yusuf on 13 January 2018.

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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.

Her second album, The Lasso of Truth, was reported to be a commercial success in Nigeria.

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

wumi 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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Brush with the media

Omawumi has had at least two brushes with the media. On one occasion she slapped a photojournalist.

On the other occasion she worked out of the set of an interview looking very irate.

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ong>Music by Omawumi

Wonder Woman (2009)

Lasso of Truth (2013)

Timeless (2017)


In Her Feelings (2019)


Lituation ft. Philkeyz (2020)


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