Vivacious singer, songwriter and actress prominent in Nigeria’s music scene, Omawumi Megbele on Wednesday disclosed her next move as to slimming down during the TVC #WakeupNigeria show.
The singer who rose to stardom in 2007 after becoming a runner-up on West African Idols, said, ”because I have to keep fit, I must follow you ( Amara Kanu), I must join you in this exercise to trim down.” Amarachi Kanu Nwankwo’s wife was also present in the studio to encourage self love to woman especially mothers who wants to keep fit.
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.
According to her, she 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.
She disclosed that, she is not only a talented musician, she can also act as well. She starred in the 2009 edition of the V-Monolugues, a play that lent a voice to the plight of Nigerian woman touching on the negative issues affecting women in Nigeria. She also featured in the musical play Olurombi and then appeared briefly in the movie Inale, a movie produced by Bongos Ikwe which featured top acts like Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Dede Mabiaku, and Ini Edo. The actress also she starred in Funke Akindele’s Return of Jenifa. She appeared in Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold in 2013 alongside Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel and Nigerian chart-topping artiste, Ice Prince.
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