Chigul born Chioma Omeruah is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress who is known for her accents and comedic characters.
She was born in Lagos to Igbo parents, but moved away whilst still a baby. She was the second in a family 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 Married – Chioma Omeruah Wedding
Chigul has been married but this ended with no joint children.
Read excerpts from Comedienne Chioma Omeruah’S interview with Kemi Adetiba
“I met my husband in 2007. His uncles were my father’s people. We were friends as teenagers and in secondary school. When I came back from America, we started talking. After about a year courtship, we decided to get married. He proposed and I said Yes. We were not perfect, they were good days, very happy times. It just got to a place where he didn’t care anymore, I didn’t care anymore. We both didn’t care. It took me a long place where we decided we need to divorce. We were separated for so long but in that time, I still wanted to see that maybe somewhere in the back of my mind we didn’t try had enough, maybe we could, but he wasn’t interested anymore. And when we started discussing divorce, we became more cordial. I didn’t want to end things really badly anyway, I would rather we stay cordial because we had to see, we are related to people who are in our lives all the time and till this very day his cousins, uncles are still calling me the wife. It just sort of fizzled and I can’t tell you when or how. We were married for about a year, I lived in Abuja, he lived in Lagos and I came to Lagos every weekend. I’m happy it happened at one year, with no children, no attachments. That’s not how I want to bring up children (referring to custody arrangements). I want it to be in a house with Mummy and Daddy. I married at 33 and was a virgin.”
- The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
- Banana Island Ghost (2017
- Road to Yesterday (2015)