Actress and comedian Chioma Omeruh, professionally known as Chigul, has revealed that she married a virgin at age 33.
The actress made this disclosure when reacting to the post of the ex-wife of Basketmouth, Elsie Okpocha, on “Women, marriage, and children” a few days after her husband announced their divorce.
According to Chigul, she was advised to give birth during her marital crisis in order to save her marriage but she felt it wasn’t necessary.
She said: We were not perfect; there were good days I won’t lie. It just got to a place where we both didn’t care anymore. I have been made to believe that it was my job to keep that afloat and the fact that it sank, I take on my head.
“Would I have changed anything about it? No, because it happened for a reason. I’m happy it happened at one year with no children and no attachments. I married at 33, I married a virgin. That was my first ever anything and it was supposed to be special and last.”
Chigul was born in Lagos to Igbo parents. She moved away whilst still a baby. She is the second child of four children of Air Commodore Samson Omeruah.
She had her primary and secondary education in Lagos during her secondary school days she attended two Air Force secondary schools one in Jos and the other in Ikeja, Lagos.
After her secondary school, she entered Abia State University (ABSU). She attended ABSU for three months. In 1994, she left ABSU to study Criminal Law at Delaware State University, at her father’s request.
This was not a success, so she left after two years to study French Education at Delaware State University.
Chigul is a polyglot and can speak 5 languages fluently. 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 – the principal of which is Chigul. Chigul speaks in a strong Igbo accent. Chigul was first heard as a recording of the song “Kilode” sent to her friends, but the sound was soon re-sent around Nigeria. Chigul has been married, but this ended with no joint children.
The actress 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. She was a 2014 honouree as the “Comedienne of The Year” at The Sisterhoods Award Ceremony.
In May 2020, Chigul appeared in the Visual Collaborative electronic catalog, in an issue called TwentyEightyFour, she was featured in the same issue with Dakore Akande, Oliver Nakakande and Coppé.