Chioma Omeruah best known as Chigul is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress who is known for her accents and comedic characters.
In celebration of her birthday today, fellow actress, Adesua Etomi, took to IG to celebrate her. She wrote:
You are literally one of the most amazing people I know.
So selfless, kind and hilarious 🤣🤦♀️
Thank you for who you are. You are proof that this world isn’t all bad.
It’s love…ALL DAY…ER DAY.
May the God who sees in secret, reward you openly.
Have an amazing day.
Happy birthday beautiful 💜💜💜💜
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 latterly 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. Omeruah 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 Omeruah 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 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.
Chigul has been married but this ended with no joint children.