Omawumi Resurfaces on Nigerian Idol Show

27th April 2024

Vocal powerhouse, Omawumi, who has not been visible on the country’s music scene in recent times, has resurfaced as one of the judges of the on-going Season Seven of the Nigerian Idol reality TV show, a platform that brought her into limelight 17 years ago.

Before now, Omawumi’s career has been dwindling, despite the singer’s efforts to still be relevant in the industry.

Late last year, the ‘Bottom Belle’ singer made a comeback with her EP, ‘More’, featuring the likes of Yemi Alade, Timi Dakolo, and Cobhams.

Unfortunately, that body of work couldn’t relaunch her career to earn her a place in the global success of Nigerian music.

With the Nigerian superstars currently dominating the world stage, Omawumi is one talented superstar whose name is visibly missing from the list.

Perhaps, it’s not for nothing that her teeming fans were excited when she was announced as one of the judges of Season Seven of Nigerian Idol.

Omawumi has etched her name in the sands of time, as a gifted singer and songwriter who should be making waves on the global scene like Tiwa Savage, Tems, Ayra Starr and Teni-The Entertainer.

Over the course of four albums and one EP, Omawumi has cemented her position as one of Nigeria’s most euphonious voices, skillfully conveying a variety of emotions with her limitless vocal talent.

Her journey to fame began after she emerged as the runner-up in the 2007 edition of the West African Idol competition. During her heydays, Omawumi was the toast of many music enthusiasts in Nigeria and beyond.

Her debut single “In The Music” which she released in 2008 and her debut album, “Wonder Woman” in 2009, made Omawumi a formidable force in the country’s music scene.

The album laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed sophomore album “Lasso of Truth ” which debuted on the 10th of April 2013. She has also released two more albums; “In Her Feelings” and “Love Deep High Life” which have received critical acclaim. But, while she’s missing in action, Omawumi is one of the vocal powerhouses in the Nigerian music industry that still has more to offer to the world.