She was born November 18, 1978 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to parents of Ekpeye group of Igbo tribe, Uwame. Gift had her up-bringing in a strict Christian household, the third of six children. Her father, passed on when she was a child. After her father’s demise, Uwame was raised by her mother.
Muma Gee had her primary and secondary school education in Abuja respectively.
She later enrolled at the University of Port Harcourt and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts.
Her Music Career
Muma Gee began her career in music at an early age of four when she joined the local choir at her church, The Seventh-day Adventist. It was there that she had the bulk of her musical talents and potentials.
Uwame’s first taste of stardom came through her song “Kade”, which became the title track of her first official album, released in 2006. The single’s accompanying music video directed by Wudi Awa, received five nominations, including two from the AMEN Awards (Best Picture and Best Costume) and one each from the Nigerian Music Video Awards, the Headies Awards, and the Sound City Music Video Awards.
In 2006, the album, entitled Kade was released as a CD to music stores. Muma Gee had explained the meaning of its title in an interview, “it is a courageous word that gives hope. I believe so much in empowerment”.
In June 2007, Muma Gee performed at the annual Nigerian Breweries-sponsored Star Trek music tour. She was the only female solo artist called upon to sing at the last leg of the national tour. The concert was held at the Hotel Presidential venue in Enugu and featured top Nigerian musicians like P-Square, Daddy Showkey, Davina, and Shine Band, among others.[
In 2009, she was nominated for four awards at the 3rd Nigerian Music Video Awards.
In 2010, Muma Gee was a contestant on the celebrity edition of Nigerian reality TV series Gulder Ultimate Search. Prior to entering the show, she had worked on her second studio album The Woman in Question, that would be released a day after her eviction. “Amebo” and “African Juice” were the two singles released from the album.
Uwame had also collaborated with artists and producers such as Samini, VIP, OJB, Cobhams Asuquo and Terry G, among others.
She has since released a number of singles including “Port Harcourt Is Back”, “African Woman Skilashy” and “Jikele”.
Early March 2010, Muma Gee appeared in the reality television show Gulder Ultimate Search. She had been selected with nine other celebrity participants. After being sent to the jungle, she naturally connected with fellow campmate Emeka Ike. However, their extra-closeness soon prompted viewers to believe their friendship was beyond platonic.
Muma Gee is also a Nollywood actress with several Nollywood movies to her name. Some of her movies are:
• Last Dance (2006)
• Solid Affection (2008)
• Secret Code (2011)
• The Code (2011).
Among her accomplishments are numerous titles and honours such as, Oonyon 1 of Upata Kingdom, Queen of African music, Pop Queen, and Mrs. Ngor-Okpala.
Her Political Ambition
In October 2014, Muma Gee officially announced her intent to run for a seat in the federal House of Representatives via the Ahoada East–Abua–Odual constituency in Rivers State. She initially registered to run as a member of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party but later switched allegiance to the Labour Party, becoming the party’s nominee for the seat.
She however lost the seat gallantly to Betty Apiafi, who ran under the platform of PDP candidate.
Her Personal Life
Uwame lives in Port Harcourt with her husband, a Nollywood actor husband, whom she has been happily married to since 2011. They are both devout Christians and did not participate in courtship.
As of 18 April 2014, they had two children, a twin boy and girl, named Chika and Chisa Eke. They have also had their third child and second daughter, Okwuluoka, was born on the same day as her father Prince Eke on 18 August 2016.
Her Net Worth
Muma Gee is one of the regular faces in the Nigerian entertainment industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.