Umu Obiligbo Biography And Net Worth

Chukwuebuka Akunwafor Obiligbo and Okpuozor Obiligbo popularly known as Umu Obiligbo are Nigerian duo singer and highlife musicians. They are known for their highlife songs, performances and their Igbo approach to music. In 2020 they won “Best African Group award” at the “African Muzik Magazine Awards” (AFRIMMA) 2020.

Umu Obiligbo are native of Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state in the south eastern part of Nigeria. They were born and brought up in Nkpor, a town close to Onitsha where they completed their primary and secondary school education.

Umu Obiligbo released their first album “Ife Di Mma” on 11th February 2014, and released another hit song “Udo Ga Di” on 30th December 2014. They released another hit song titled “Awele” in December 2018 which featured Flavour in the hit track ‘Awele’ with videos shot afterwards.

On April 9, 2019, the duo released a hit track titled ‘Culture’ featuring Flavour and Phyno. On 16th November 2020 they released the album “Signature (Ife Chukwu Kwulu)”. They were featured on a track in Basketmouth’s Yabasi soundtrack album and also featured on two tracks for Rattlesnake soundtrack with Larry Gagaga Their popular debut albums include Ife Di Mma, Udo Ga Di, Awele and Signature (Ife Chukwu Kwulu). In 2020 they won Best African Group award at the African Muzik Magazine Awards. They are currently signed to record label known as Indie Recordings, God’s Hand Music, and
Rabbitfoot Entertainment.

Their father was born by the Late Chief Ezigbo Obiligbo, a popular Ekpili music star. One of his greatest fans was General Yakubu Gowon then Nigeria Head of State, who on one occasion after watching him perform, gave him a car gift 504 Peugeot.. That was in 1973 or 1974. Obiligbo is their stage name and also their surname in real life. Their direct father is Ajana Obiligbo. He was the first son of the great Obiligbo. He was a music star too.

Ogbuozor is the elder, while Akunnwafor is the next in the family. From the same mother and father, They are prince by heridity. There baptismal names are Chukwuemeka known as Akunwafor Obiligbo and Ifeanyichukwu Obiligbo known as Ogbuozor. Umu Obiligbo has an estimated net worth of $5 million making them one of the richest and most influential musicians in Nigeria.

When interviewed about their career, this is what they had to say; “Well, that is a gift from our creator, God Almighty, because we grew up in the streets. We were not born with golden spoon or raised in so called Government Reserved Areas (GRA) because our father, a middle class man musician allowed us to mix up well with the people while we are growing up.

That helped us to pass through the street life, schools and from there; we came to know the exact happenings in the country today. We thank God for that and that is where our inspirations to write our songs are coming from always. Infact, the thought that we will be superstar in future never came into our minds then. We are just living to survive and to be alive tomorrow. But what we will be, we never knew. And you can notice it from our songs. We used what we experienced that happened around us to compose our songs.”

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