Chioma Omeruah who is popularly known as Chigul is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress. She is best known for her accents and comedic characters.
Chigul was born in Lagos, to an Igbo parents and lived the first 18 years of her life in Lagos.
She is the second child in a family of four children. Her father’s name is Air Commodore Samson Omeruah.
She attended Airforce Secondary School, Jos, Plateau State and Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, were she obtained her WAEC certificate.
Chigul went on to Abia State University Uturu “for three months”. Then moved to the US where she studied French Education at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. She lived in the US for 12 years.
It all started with a voicenote which went viral on BlackBerry.
According to Chigul, she was in bed one night, sleepless, and decided to record a song. As at the time she was an aspiring actress and musician – she already had the moniker, C-Flow, picked out – who tended to do goofy accents to amuse herself, friends and loved ones. Therefore, she recorded the song, Kilode, in her “Chigul” accent, “which sort of came on that moment,” and sent it off to friends.
They all thought it was funny and most of them deleted it as they usually do and then one of her friends decided that it was too funny to keep to herself and sent it off so others could listen to it and it went viral. After that, she released another, Don’t Be a Weist, which became a hit!
Chioma Omeruah initially became a singer under the name C-Flow but this has been subsumed by her characters. Chigul speaks in a strong Igbo accent and has twelve characters but she is known as “Chigul” after her most well-known invention.
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The comedienne has dipped her toes into the waters of Nollywood.
She has acted in a TV movie on Ebony Life TV called ‘A New You‘ where she played an on air personality. Other movies include, ‘The Wedding Party 2‘ (2017)
‘Banana Island Ghost‘ and ‘Road to Yesterday’.
Chigul also appeared as a guest on the single “Karishika” by Falz in 2015.
Chigul bagged an endorsement deal with Blackberry Messenger BBM in 2016.
The comedienne also signed a new deal with price comparison website, PriceCheck.
Personal Life | Marriage
Chigul was married for a year to her childhood sweetheart but it ended with no joint children.
The actress disclosed after the separation that she was a virgin when she got married at 33 and expressed joy at not having any child from the marriage.
Chigul is currently one of the richest and most influential comedian, singer and comic actress in Nigeria with net worth estimated to be around $150,000.