Chigul

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Chioma Omeruah
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Chigul
Born Ikeja
Residence Lagos
Nationality Nigerian
Other names Chigul
Education Delaware State University
Occupation Teacher, Singer, Comedian, Actress
Known for Voices 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] She briefly attended a university in Nigeria before she left to study, at her father's request,[1] Criminal Justice in America. This was not a success so she left after two years[3] to study French Education at Delaware State University. Omeruah is a linguist and speaks a number of languages. She returned to Nigeria after twelve years in America.[4]

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]

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[3] and appeared as a character in the Nollywood film, Road to Yesterday.[5]

In 2015 she appeared as a guest on the single "Karishika" by Falz.[6]

Chigul has been married but this ended with no joint children.[4]

Filmography[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. ^ a b Comedy is not a joke, Chioma Chigul Omeruah, Woman.ng, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  4. ^ a b Chigul, Mybiohub.com, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  5. ^ Badmus, Kayode (10 September 2015). "10 things you should know about Genevieve Nnaji's upcoming movie, Road to Yesterday". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Karishika, TooExclusive.com, Retrieved 20 September 2016
  7. ^ "Banana Island Ghost Full Cast". Uzomedia. Retrieved 2017-05-20. [permanent dead link]

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