Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Gift Iyumame Eke professionally known as Muma Gee is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, television personality and politician. She was born on November 18, 1978 in Port Harcourt.
She lost her father when she was still a child and was raised by her mother. At the age of 4, Uwame joined the local choir at her church, The Seventh-day Adventist and there she began to realize her musical talent and potential. She earned a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.
She rose to stardom with her song “Kade”, which became the title track of her first official album, released in 2006. In 2010, she contested for the celebrity edition of Nigerian reality TV series Gulder Ultimate Search which made her become very popular. 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. Uwame had also collaborated with artists and producers such as Samini, VIP, OJB, Cobhams Asuquo and Terry G, among others.
In 2009, she was nominated for four awards at the 3rd Nigerian Music Video Awards. In early 2012, Uwame started work on a new album called Motherland and has since released singles “Port Harcourt Is Back”, “African Woman Skilashy” and “Jikele”. She has received several titles and awards such as Oonyon 1 of Upata Kingdom, Queen of African music, Pop Queen, and Mrs. Ngor-Okpala. She has became part of Port Harcourt’s burgeoning music scene, performing at nightclubs and inner city bars
As an actress, she starred in the Nollywood films Last Dance (2006), Solid Affection (2008), Secret Code (2011), and The Code (2011). Uwame’s social life have gained widespread coverage in the media, with the most prominent being her emotional affair with former GUS campmate Emeka Ike.
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 People’s Democratic Party but later switched allegiance to the Labour Party, becoming the party’s nominee for the seat. She lost the election to Betty Apiafi, who ran as a PDP candidate and who has represented the constituency since 2007.
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Uwame is also a business woman operating numerous businesses including vehicle leasing company, restaurant, tailor shop and beauty salon.
In 2011, Uwame married actor Prince Eke and has three children; a set of twins (boy and girl) and a girl but they are separated in 2017 due to issues relating to infidelity.