Chigul, also known as Chioma Omeruah, is a multi-talented Nigerian comedienne, actress, actor, and songwriter. Espanol, Hausa, Igbo, French, and Italiano are only a few of the languages spoken by the delectable Chigul. Chioma can also turn into eleven different characters, the most well-known of which is Chigul.
Chioma Omeruah was born on May 14, 1976, in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, to Late Air Commodore Samson Omeruah and his wife Mrs. Omeruah. She was the second of four children. Her father was a public figure and a stern disciplinarian. Her father served as the Military Governor of Anambra State at one time. Chigul received her primary education at Airforce Secondary School in Jos, but she failed form four. As a result, she had to leave Jos to attend Airforce Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos, to finish her studies. She left Jos because her father believed that repeating a class would be a betrayal of his rank and personality. Her academic performance did not increase despite the fact that she switched schools. Chigul took the WAEC and Jamb exams many times in various schools and failed each time. Finally, she passed her exams and received an acceptance letter to Abia State University (ABSU). She went to ABSU for three months before leaving due to a strike.
The Journey To Delaware, USA.
She left ABSU in 1994 to pursue a degree in criminal law at Delaware State University. Her father wanted her to be a lawyer, but her grades were too poor for her to transfer to law school, so she had to study criminal law first.
Chigul was placed on probation for bad results two years into her studies, and she was on the verge of being expelled. Chigul called her mother to justify her predicament, and her mother suggested that she change her major to French Education in order to obtain a degree.
Chigul followed her mother’s advice and studied French education against her father and uncles’ wishes. She taught herself Spanish, Arabic, and a few other languages while studying French. Chioma Omeruah was previously married, but she is now divorced and has no children from the relationship.
Chigul became a French teacher at a public school in the United States after seven years of studying French Education at Delaware State Education. Her career as a French instructor was a huge success. She returned to Nigeria at her father’s invitation after residing in the United States for twelve years. Since she already had a secure life in the United States, this decision did not sit well with her. Chigul’s father died a month after she returned to Nigeria. Her father’s death left a hole in her heart.
Chigul’s Journey To Stardom
Chigul was still good at singing and acting, but not at comedy. Comedy just happened to her; it wasn’t expected. She makes humorous voice memos and sends them to her peers. Her friends will hear her, chuckle, and then delete the voice message. After that, she recorded a voice note that went viral on social media. The voice note signaled the start of her ascension to fame and stardom.
Chigul knew her voice before she knew her face. Her voice was the only thing that people could relate to. Nobody knew who was hiding behind Chigul. Basketmouth’s comedy show was her first physical appearance, and she was invited to perform live on stage.
- Out of Luck – 2015
- Road to Yesterday – 2015
- Remember Me – 2016
- Bandits – 2017
- Wives on Strike: The Revolution – 2017
- The Wedding Party 2 – 2017
- Banana Island Ghost – 2017
- Chief Daddy – 2018
- The Ghost and The Tout – 2018
- Hello (Hello – Cover) – 2015
- Sumtin Tangible This Xmas – 2016
- Blessing (Banana Island Ghost Original Motion Picture Playlist) with Mayorkun and Phyno – 2017
- 1 Kweshun – 2017
- Good Love featuring Barz (Afrobeats With Love, Vol. 4) – 2017
- Sombori featuring Koffi (Colourborations) – 2017
“Happiness is a preference, not a consequence.”
“When it comes to challenges, staying on the pulse, evolving, flowing with the times, and bringing new things every time is more of a personal thing for everyone.”
“It doesn’t matter what you’re doing; as long as it has a good impact on others, it’s a market.”
“Someone who sits and dreams while others work is a waste.”
“If you work smart, you won’t have to work as hard; it’ll become easy.”
“Dream high, but work hard as well. Do things that will help you develop your craft.”
“Be modest and remain humble because that, rather than your talent, is what will get you places. Keep your feet on the ground with whatever you’re doing.”
“Everyone’s story is different; just make sure you’re making the right choices.”
Awards And Nominations Of Chigul
- 2014 EbonyLive TV Sisterhood Awards – Comedienne of the Year
- In 2016, she was nominated for a Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress.
- 2017 candidate for City People Movie Award for Comic Actor of the Year (English)
- In 2018, she was nominated for the City People Movie Award for Comic Actor of the Year (English). In 2019, he was nominated for the City People Movie Award for Comic Actor of the Year (English).
Life Lesson From Chigul
Believe in Yourself and be Optimistic
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll be waiting a long time for people to support you. If challenges arise and you are branded a loser, don’t believe them. Try to believe in yourself before you succeed.