Chigul

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Chioma Omeruah
Chigul 2019.jpg
Chigul in 2019
Born
Chioma Omeruah

(1976-05-14) 14 May 1976 (age 45)
NationalityNigerian
Other namesChigul
EducationDelaware State University
OccupationTeacher, Singer, Comedian, Actress
Known forVoices and characters

Chioma Omeruah, best known as Chigul, is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress who is known for her accents and comedic characters.

Life and career[edit]

Omeruah was born in Lagos to Igbo parents. She moved away whilst still a baby. She was the second of four children of Air Commodore Samson Omeruah.[1]

She attended two Air Force secondary schools one in Jos and latterly in Ikeja, Lagos.[2] After her secondary school, she entered Abia State University (ABSU). She attended ABSU for three months. In 1994, she left ABSU to study Criminal Law at Delaware State University,[3] at her father's request,.[1] This was not a success so she left after two years[4] to study French Education at Delaware State University. Omeruah is a polyglot and speaks 5 languages fluently. She returned to Nigeria after twelve years in America.[5]

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 Omeruah to her friends but the sound was soon re-sent around Nigeria.[2] Chigul has been married but this ended with no joint children.[6]

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[4] and appeared as a character in the Nollywood film, Road to Yesterday.[7] In 2015 she appeared as a guest on the single "Karishika" by Falz.[8]

In May 2020, Omeruah appeared in the Visual Collaborative electronic catalog, in an issue called TwentyEightyFour, she featured in the same issue with Dakore Akande, Oliver Nakakande and Coppé.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Watch Chigurl talk about chasing dreams, 31 December 2014, Uunista, Retrieved 21 September 2016
  2. ^ a b The Rise and Rise of Chigul, PremiumTimesNG, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  3. ^ https://lifestyle.thecable.ng/married-virgin-divorced-chigul/
  4. ^ a b Comedy is not a joke, Chioma Chigul Omeruah, Woman.ng, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  5. ^ https://guardian.ng/life/on-the-cover/the-other-side-of-chioma-omeruah-aka-chigul/
  6. ^ Chigul, Mybiohub.com, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  7. ^ Badmus, Kayode (10 September 2015). "10 things you should know about Genevieve Nnaji's upcoming movie, Road to Yesterday". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  8. ^ Karishika, TooExclusive.com, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  9. ^ Onyekwelu, Stephen (6 May 2020). "Les Nubians, Rika, Chigul, Dakore feature in TwentyEightyFour". Business Day (Nigeria). Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Les Nubians, Rika Muranaka, Chigul, Busie Matsiko-Andan, Coppé appear in TwentyEightyFour" (Guardian Arts). The Guardian. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Banana Island Ghost Full Cast". Uzomedia. Retrieved 2017-05-20.[permanent dead link]