Our woman crush this week is a woman who wears many hats so well. Chioma Omeruah, popularly known as Chigul, is a prolific comedienne, singer, actress and TV host.
After living abroad for 12 years, she returned to Nigeria and has since enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in the entertainment industry. Even though Chioma didn’t set out to be an entertainer, entertaining seems to be second nature to her, which is evident in the viral voice note – Kilode – that brought her into the spotlight.
Ever since then, Chioma has made a name for herself, taking what can be described as chance and owning the spotlight like she was born ready. She recently made a debut on the big screens as lead actress in the critically acclaimed fantasy comedy Banana Island Ghost.
Here are five things you probably didn’t know about Chi Gurl.
She is the daughter of late Samson Omeruah; an Air Commodore of the Nigerian Air Force, former governor of Anambra state and three-time minister for information, youth sport and culture.
Chigul speaks five languages fluently and is a certified French Teacher
She has a degree in French from Delaware State University but initially got in to study Criminal Justice
Chigul dreams of conquering the Broadway and Hollywood
She has plans of owning a production company that will cater to all aspects of film making and comedian.
Life has dealt her a number of blows from writing her WAEC examination multiple times to losing her father to the cold hands of death just one month after her return, to the crash of her one-year marriage. Chigul has proven time and time again that failure is what you make of it.
We love Chioma’s consistency over the years, and her fearless pursuit of her dreams.
To find out more about her life, watch her inspiring Ted Talk!