#WCW: CELEBRATING CHIGUL!
Chioma Omeruah best known as Chigul is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress who is known for her accents and comedic characters.
Omeruah was born in Lagos to Igbo parents, but moved away whilst still a baby. She was the second of four children of Air Commodore Samson Omeruah.
She attended two Air Force secondary schools one in Jos and later in Ikeja, Lagos. She briefly attended a university in Nigeria before she left to study, at her father’s request, Criminal Justice in America. This was not a success so she left after two years to study French Education at Delaware State University. She is a linguist and speaks a number of languages. She returned to Nigeria after twelve years in America.
She initially became a singer under the name C-Flow but this has been subsumed by her characters – principal of which is Chigul. Chigul speaks in a strong Igbo accent. Chigul was first heard as a recording of the song “Kilode” sent by herself to her friends but the sound was soon re-sent around Nigeria.
Omeruah has twelve characters but she is known as “Chigul” after her most well-known invention. She has been interviewed and lauded by a number of media outlets. She had given a TEDx talk. She has also appeared as a character in couple of Nollywood films like, Road to Yesterday, The Wedding Party 2, Banana Island Ghost.
In 2015, she appeared as a guest on the single “Karishika” by Falz, and as since appears on other tracks. She has also appeared in numbers of commercial adverts.
Women Of Rubies celebrates you, Chigul!
March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018