Gift Iyumame Eke professionally referred to as Muma Gee. She is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, television personality and also a politician.
Muma Gee Biography
Uwame was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Ekpeye parents, During her childhood days she grew up in in a strict Christian household, and she’s the third of six children in her family. Uwame’s father, who got involved in a Military Medicine, and died unfortunately when she was still a child. After her father’s death, Her mothr raised her together with her siblings. When she was four years old, she became a member of the local choir at her church, The Seventh-day Adventist.
It was there that she came to the realization that she had musical talent and potential. After successful completion of her primary and her secondary education in Abuja, Uwame got admitted into the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) and secured a degree in Theatre Arts. In addition to her academic background, she also owned and operated several businesses which includes vehicle leasing company, restaurant, tailor shop and beauty salon and also she was part of Port Harcourt’s burgeoning music scene, taking executions at nightclubs and inner city bars.
She spent her child hood days in Port- Harcourt. Muma Gee became prominently known through her song titled “Kade”, that she later made the title track of her first and official album, which was released in the year 2006. Wudi Awa directed the single’s accompanying music video which got five nominations, which also includes two from the AMEN Awards (The Best Picture and also the Best Costume) and each one from the prominent Nigerian Music Video Awards, the Headies Awards, and also the Sound City Music Video Awards.
Muma Gee became very known in the year 2010 when she enrolled as a contestant on the celebrity edition of Nigerian reality Television series “Gulder Ultimate Search”. Before she participated in the show, she worked on her second studio album titled “The Woman in Question”, that was eventually released a day after her eviction. “Amebo” and “African Juice” were the singles that were both released from the album. Uwame had also starred with both artists and producers in the likes of Samini, VIP, OJB, Cobhams Asuquo and Terry G, and many more.
In the year 2009, Iyuame was chosen as a candidate for four awards at the 3rd Nigerian Music Video Awards. In 2012, Uwame began to work on her new album which was titled Motherland and since then she has released singles “Port Harcourt Is Back”, “African Woman Skilashy” and “Jikele”. Iyuame has featured in the different Nollywood films like Last Dance (2006), Solid Affection (2008), Secret Code (2011), and The Code (2011). Among her accomplishments are many titles and honours and awards such as, Oonyon 1 of Upata Kingdom, Queen of African music, Pop Queen, and also Mrs. Ngor-Okpala.
Her social life and alleged relationships have become a subject of discussion in the Media, with the most prominent being her emotional affair with the ex-GUS campmate Emeka Ike. In the year 2011, Uwame got married to actor Prince Eke, and they both have a twin (boy and girl) whom were given birth to on the 18th of April 2014.
Muma Gee Music Career/Songs
After Uwame moved to Lagos, she settled in Surulere, preferred by her because it’s a residential and commercial area of that city. After a short period, she met with Nelson Brown who was the record producer. He was very instrumental as he put together most of the songs on Muma Gee’s debut full-length. In the year 2006, the album, entitled Kade was released to music stores as a CD.
Muma Gee had earlier stressed on the meaning of its title in an interview she had, “it is a courageous word that gives hope. I believe so much in empowerment. So Kade represents advocacy and empowerment towards nation building. For example, in my language, we say Kade, meaning go, but its typical meaning is keep moving on and you will get there someday.
After she released the aforementioned album, Wudi Awa later had talks with Muma Gee in regards to producing a music video for its title track single. After she shot the video oit was edited and sent to TV stations, it quickly became wide recognition, it captured the attention of music fans & lovers in Nigeria. Uwame would later be be chosen as a contestant for the AMEN Awards, Nigerian Music Video Awards, The Headies Awards, and Sound City Music Video Awards.
Muma Gee Husband
Uwame presently she resides in Port Harcourt in River state with her husband who is also an actor, whom she has been happily wedded to since 2011. The coupes are devouted Christians and did not participate in courtship until after marriage.
Muma Gee Children
As of the 18th of April 2014, they had two children, a twin (boy and girl), Whose names are Chika and Chisa Eke respectively. Her third child and second daughter in 28 months, Okwuluoka, who was born on the same day as her father Prince Eke on the 18th of August 2016.
Muma Gee Social Media Plat Form (Instagram)
Here is a link to her Instagram page where she can be reached.
How Old is Muma Gee?
Actress Muma Gee was born on born 18 November 1978. The Nollywood star is currently 43 years old. She celebrated widely with family, friends colleagues and fans nationwide.
Actress Muma Gee Net Worth (2022) – $120,000
The Nigerian actress is one of the most influential in Nigeria with an estimated Net-worth of about one hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($120,000 US dollars) and with a number of exceptional eye catching movies that have received enormous sales.
Actress Muma Gee is one of the few Nigerian actresses that have left her foot print already in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential she has been in recent years. Having said all of these, Actress Muma Gee’s personal life, career and so many other achievements in the past has made her so famous that she is widely known both in Nigeria and Africa.
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