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BN Music Premiere: Omawumi – If You Ask Me (Na Who I Go Ask)

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Omawumi‘s debut album “Wonder Woman” made a major impact on the music charts. The album spurred hits including “Today Na Today” and “In The Music”. Omawumi was also recognized by music critics and fans via various awards including the Hip Hop World Awards and the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Over the last year, Omawumi has been hard at work in the studio crafting her sophomore album. Omawumi is hoping to “redefine” her sound and make an even bigger impact with this new album.

Our first taste of this new sound is “If You Ask Me (Na Who I Go Ask)“. A soulful yet socially conscious track which tells the story of an abused child.
According to details released by Omawumi’s team, “This song, which deals with child sexual abuse and takes a musical journey through that painful experience, also complements Omawumi’s work as an Ambassador for Project Alert, which advocates on issues of sexual abuse and reproductive health.

The track is produced by Cobhams Asuquo.
The instrumentation and vocals on this track are stellar and as always, we support music that goes beyond entertainment and raises awareness on major issues in our society.

Listen to Omawumi – If You Ask Me (Na Who I Go Ask)
[audio:https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Omawumi-If-You-Ask-Me.mp3]

44 Comments

  1. oke

    January 10, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Wow! this songs makes lot of sense.Cobhams did a good job.Love the trumpets and the old school beats.

  2. Ready

    January 10, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Loves this beat…Reeaallyy loovveesss it!!!

  3. mshewww

    January 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

    impressive! i’ve always said it omawunmi is the best femaile vocalist in nigeria!

  4. Ms. Sassy eyes

    January 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

    OMG fantastic work girl.

  5. Ms. Sassy eyes

    January 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

    OMG. fantastic work girl. High five.

  6. DOLLYPEE

    January 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

    can’t wait 2 hear it. if cobhams is on it then it will be whao! plus i love the african print on omawumi

  7. dora

    January 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

    awesome girl!I love i love i love…

  8. shade

    January 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Lovely.

  9. jim

    January 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    nice hit baby.

  10. Fiona

    January 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Omg, this is a beautiful track.Cant wait for her album.U go girl!!!

  11. loneky

    January 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Sweeeeet…sounds somehow like Asa

  12. moi

    January 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    wow, sooo good. welldone to omawunmi and cobhams.

  13. Jamiu

    January 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    this gal should have won that MAMA’s female act of the year

  14. iREAD

    January 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I love this song. It is one of those playful beats that make you think of summer, cruising with the roof down et al which is quite contradictory to the message of the song. I think it might be a bit too playful for message…

    That said, I love this girl. Razzness and all lol.

  15. anyvic

    January 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    love, love, love it

  16. Brittle Paper

    January 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    This is what I call upping the ante. Good job. I love the Amy winehouse feel.

    • Miss Face

      January 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      Agreed! dont really like this chick but cant deny that she’s got strong vocals and music is world-class standard + cobhams’ magic touch? good job rather great job. Here’s to omawunmi, this bad gal thing u got going on doesnt suit u one bit, better clean up ur act cos alot of young girls are lookn up to u, its not all about the music dear. my 2 cents sha!

  17. Lightweightboy

    January 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Good job..very nice…I hope to see an excellent video for this …..

  18. i like i like

    January 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    i LOVE!!!!!!!!!!
    WOW!!!!!!!
    OMawunmi u are going places!! DAMN!!!

  19. monalisa

    January 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I love this song.

    Omawumi is the best female artiste/Vocalist in Nigeria. No contest and this song proves it. Damn! She pieces the song.

  20. NNENNE

    January 11, 2011 at 12:25 am

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  21. alfie

    January 11, 2011 at 3:40 am

    i heart omawunmi….wow..her voice is always on point and cobhams…is soo talented

  22. jane

    January 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

    she is too good,she has made it and left her other colleague behind from MTN PROJECT FAME

  23. notaplayahater

    January 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

    @ jane- not project fame…. idols west africa

  24. Kémi Penélopê

    January 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    With music becoming like *pure water* business where everyone just want to sing because ‘everyone & their mama’ does it, it always good when one steps out the bunch…I believe that’s what Omawumi has done.
    If I write that, “It’s alright”, then that na one na big lie I don yarn for there…
    I LOVE IT one time…two times…and even raise it to be infinity power…can’t wait listen to more…

    *Meanwhile as I dey dance to dis muzak, I have to remember the message in the song…that na one *strong* matter…

  25. Ngozi

    January 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    just like asha’s be my man…..good old school beat anyways

  26. Dee Gurl

    January 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Not bad…..not bad at all!

  27. who's that girl?

    January 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    iREAD
    I love this song. It is one of those playful beats that make you think of summer, cruising with the roof down et al which is quite contradictory to the message of the song. I think it might be a bit too playful for message…That said, I love this girl. Razzness and all lol.

    I totally agree with you, really good song but too playful for the message.

  28. lisa

    January 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I luv her she’s great

  29. wow

    January 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    What a nice song..!!! Deep and sad message too..

  30. mee

    January 12, 2011 at 1:10 am

    janielle monae all over

  31. jezz

    January 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Wow! For the 1st time on Bella Naija, someone got an all positive comment. Am so thrilled. Goes to show we’ve repented from unnecessary dissing.
    Nice one Omawunmi, way to go

  32. toluwa

    January 14, 2011 at 6:20 am

    me likey!

  33. Patience I

    January 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I totally like

    • anita

      January 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      like what

  34. Stella Otuore

    January 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Omawunmi i luv so much cos ur so good. keep it up& God be with u always. u inspire me always.

  35. Dr. Groove

    January 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    gr8 song,gr8 instrumentation,gr8 delivery

  36. martins itive

    June 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    LOVE THE SONG,IS IT A SOUL TEMPERED SONG.KEEP IT UP Omawumi

  37. Maikudi Musa

    June 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I am actually consoled by “some” of our standup and upcoming artist. They are showing a very strong global rate performance that can hold its own anywhere in the world. What is currently larking are real professioners that can manage these lads image in that scale. We need to up our game here and snack the bone out of the jaw of the guys in the west.

  38. presy

    August 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    omawumi u are my roll model i love u

  39. wintoni hawk

    October 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Yea… she Gud”n”sweet Dudes…:)

  40. anita

    January 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    good

  41. anita

    January 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    good song

  42. anita

    January 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    i love dis song

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