Omawumi should need no introduction, this Siren from the Delta, first came to National Consciousness back in 2007. She was one of a stellar set of vocalists who competed on the one and only season of the West African Idols, since that time she has toured the world, and won millions of fans with her music, her humanity, her smile and that voice. Her voice is something special, a force of nature, whether on a ballad or on the dance floor you can feel the emotion in her tones. Omawumi has become one of the leaders of the new African music scene, a certified superstar across the continent with a repertoire of self penned hits.
On her third album, Omawumi has combined with that genius known as Cobhams Asuquo to deliver this unique project called Timeless. The project represents a new beginning for Omawumi and a new direction for the local music scene. This album was recorded with entirely live instrumentation and finds Omawumi in rare form, taking you on a journey through various genres of music, from the jazz infected tones of “Dolapo” and her retake on Fela’s only love song “Ololufe” , Omawumi features an incredible range of artists from this album , from her duet with Angelique Kidjo, to the incredible collaboration fusing the sounds of Salif Keita with the South African township jive of Uhuru. Wyclef blesses the album on “E Don Loss”, and all through the album, whether in her funky roleplay on “Something” or on the beautiful ballard “ButterFly, which is the first single, there is one clear and evident truth that comes shining through is the power of her voice and of her vision. Omawumi working hand in hand with Cobhams her co-traveller, has blessed us all with this incredible tour de force. She was always an important voice, but now, surely she has become Timless!
Omawumi rose to prominence as a contestant on Idols West Africa. Omawumi with her strong voice and out-going personality, was voted the 1st runner up of the competiton when it ended in May 2007.
Since then, she has had numerous performances on stage with musicians such as P-Square, 2face Idibia, D’banj, Banky W, M.I, Sasha, 9ice, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and Donell Jones, Angelique Kidjo, among others .
Omawmi payed a minor role in the 2009 edition the V-Monologues, a play that reflects the negative issues affecting women in Nigeria. She also starred in the musical play Olurombi. She had a minor role in the movie Inale, a Hollywood/Nollywood Bongos-ikwe production, starring Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Dede Mabiaku, and Ini Edo. In 2011,she starred in Funke Akendele’s Return of Jennifa.
Moreover, she starred in Yvonne Nelsons House of Gold (2013) along side Majid Michel and Ice Prince. (10)