She didn’t want to waste the brilliant skills she had, so she picked up her BlackBerry phone, one restless night, and sent a funny voice note to a friend. She kept doing this till one of the voice notes, Kilode, went viral.
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If you have extraordinary gifts do not expect to lead an ordinary life. Chioma “Chigul” Omeruah, a stage performer, actress, singer, comedienne, fluent speaker of over four languages, hones all her gifts and has no regrets!
Born into a loving family from Abia State, Chioma spent her childhood years in Lagos and Jos. There after she moved to the U.S. to study Criminal Justice for two years but it wasn’t a success. It was then she discovered she was constantly attracted to arts so she applied to another university to study French Education. While studying she explored her skills in singing and stage performance.
Back in Nigeria, Chioma kept a day job but she felt something was still missing. She didn’t want to waste the brilliant skills she had, so she picked up her BlackBerry phone, one restless night, and sent a funny voice note to a friend. She kept doing this till one of the voice notes, Kilode, went viral. After that, she released another, Don’t Be a Weist, which became a hit!
Her dynamic accent, which is almost natural to her, is a major part of her performance that helps her evolve into different characters that grabs the attention of her audience. As a child, she was fond of mimicking people and feigning strange accents of people and characters on TV shows. Her keen interest in languages makes her immerse herself, linguistically, into the any new environment or when she meets people.
She has done voiceovers for various companies like Guarantee Trust Bank, and collaborated with big Nigerian comedians such as Basketmouth, Julius Agwu. She has also hosted live TV shows, performed live in various engagements, and has been featured on various platforms across the world. Her ultimate dream is to conquer Hollywood and Broadway.
Watch her amazing TedEx talk below;