Omawumi Megbele came into lime light after she contested in West Africa’s Idol. Though she finished as a runner-up, she didn’t let that stop her. She has captivated the audience with her sonorous voice and proved to the world that she is still a winner irrespective of anything.
According to reports on Encomium, the singer is now adjudged the highest paid female artiste in Nigeria. With proceeds from shows to mouth-watering endorsements, the Warri, Delta State born singer is now in the league of musicians that cruise in exotic cars and live in multi-million naira houses.
Omawumi’s performance fee has risen from N3million (as at September 2013) to N5 million, depending on the show. And sources say the singer performs at least six times in a month.
By popular demand, she features frequently at private parties plus the fact that she is one of the regular faces at big concerts, within and outside Nigeria. She’s missing in action at this year’s Nigerian Breweries sponsored Star Trek, the biggest music concert in Africa because of her relationship with another brand, Guinness.
She is an ambassador of Glo, one of Nigeria telecommunications giants, and the endorsement is worth N25million. She also also signed a multi-million deal with Guinness, as a face of Malta Guinness Africa.
She was unveiled recently as Konga.com ambassador. The hard working singer is also the face of Mortein, where she participated in the malaria campaign across Africa. She’s part of the Rise with the Energy of Africa and Project Alert Society.
In the recent concluded Vanguard Newspaper Personality of The Year Award, Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who was the winner of the award, personally requested Omawumi to perform. The talented singer also thrilled at the 2014 World Economic Forum held in Switzerland, where she, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Mrs. Fidelia Njeze (Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein), and other delegates rocked! Omawumi was also the only female music star, aside Ara, the drummer that performed at the Nigeria Centenary Celebration grand finale held on February, 2014 at The Abuja National Stadium, Abuja.