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Chioma Omeruah (Chigul) Biography

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

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.

Chioma Omeruah (Chigul)

Chioma Omeruah (Chigul)

She attended two Air Force secondary schools one in Jos and latterly in Ikeja, Lagos. 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, at her father’s request, This was not a success so she left after two years 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.

 

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

 

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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 and appeared as a character in the Nollywood film, Road to Yesterday. In 2015 she appeared as a guest on the single “Karishika” by Falz.

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.

Filmography

  • Banana Island Ghost (2017)
  • The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
  • Banana Island Ghost (2017)
  • Road to Yesterday (2015)
  • Chief Daddy (2018)

 

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