10 things to know about Omawumi at 36


Nigerian musician and actress, Omawumi, clocked 36 on Friday.

She was one of the first people to wish herself a happy birthday.

To celebrate the award-winning singer, here are 10 things to know about her.

  1. Her real name is Omawumi Megbele
  2. She hails from Warri in Delta State, South-South Nigeria.
  3. She graduated with a law degree from the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State in 2005
  4. She rose to prominence in 2007 as a contestant on Idols West Africa, coming second to winner, Timi Dakolo.
  5. Her debut single, ‘In the Music’, inspired by the Kwaito sound of South Africa, was released in 2008.
  6. She released her first album, Wonder Woman, in 2009 and second album, The Lasso of Truth, in 2015.
  7. In 2016, she walked out on an interview after the interviewer asked about her alleged smoking and drinking habit.
  8. She got married to her long-term partner, Tosin Yusuf, at a traditional wedding ceremony in Warri on January 13, 2018 and at the Ikoyi Registry in Lagos three days after.
  9. She has a daughter named Emmanuella Kamillah Yusuf
  10. Fellow singer, Waje, is regarded as her best friend in the music industry.