Omawumi started doing music professionally in 2007.Her break came as a contestant on Idols West Africa. With her strong voice and out-going personality, she was voted the 1st runner-up of the competition.
Apart from doing music she is also a businesswoman. During her free time Omawumi likes watching TV, reading crime, drama and fantasies books and having a nice cocktail.
In September 2008, Omawumi released her debut single ‘In The Music’ a kwaito based sound fused with Pidgin English and became an Instant Hit, which got her multiple nominations and awards. The long awaited album ‘WONDERWOMAN’ was released in November 11, 2009.The album sold 100,000 copies in one week.
Her second album titled THE LASSO OF TRUTH was released on the 7th of April 2013. The album was released at a successful concert featuring legends like Onyeka Onwenu and Tuface Idibia, A-list Artists like Timaya, Wiz kid, Waje and Tiwa Savage. Omawumi is also a Ghost songwriter and vocalist of many top-notch theme songs for large corporations.
Omawumi admires Angelique Kidjo a Grammy Award-winning Beninoise singer-songwriter and activists. She likes her music, strength of her voice, her strength and stamina and the fact that she is an international act and still stays true to her roots. If Omawumi could perform with anyone, anywhere it would be with Angelique Kidjo at the Grammys. About Nigerian music, Omawumi says it’s growing and doing very well. She said “I would like to be remembered for being true to myself as an artist and as a person”.