Umu Obiligbo are Nigeria-born duo singers and Highlife musicians named Chukwuebuka Akunwafor Obiligbo and Ifeanyichukwu Okpuozor Obiligbo. They are known for their highlife songs, performances and their Igbo approach to music. They won “Best African Group award” at the “African Muzik Magazine Awards” (AFRIMMA) 2020.
Umu Obilibo individually known as Ogbuozor and Akunnwafor Obiligbo-Junior, are Nigerian highlife musicians. Born and brought up in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Early Life and Career
Umu Obiligbo are natives of Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. They were born and brought up in Nkpor, a town close to Onitsha where they attended their primary and secondary school.
Their father was born by the Late Chief Ezigbo Obili-e-bo. The popular Ekpili music star then. 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 Pegeot.. That was in 1973 or 1974. Obiligbo is a stage name. 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 princes by heredity. Their baptismal names are Chukwuemeka known as Akunwafor and Ifeanyichukwu Obiligbo known as Ogbuozor.
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’re 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.
Umu Obiligbo released their first album “Ife Di Mma” on 11 February 2014, and released another EP “Udo Ga Di” on 30 December of same year. They released another EP 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 16 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 Gaaga.
While growing up as you said in the streets, did it ever occur to you people that one day you will become music stars or something great?
Infact, that thought never came into our minds then. We’re 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.
In 2018, they realeased their album titled Udogadi which means (peace will reign). They also featured Flavour in the popular hit song, Awele!.
Umu Obiligbo are currently single and not yet married.
Umu Obiligbo current net worth is estimated at around $1.3 million – $10 million