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Omawumi smoking and drinking story – How it happened


Talented singer, Omawumi was pissed off yesterday by her interviewer, Zinnia of HFtv Africa when she was asked how she combines motherhood with drinking and smoking. She calmly asked Zinnia if she had ever seen her smoking to which she said no. The conversation below ensued before the visibly miffed singer staged a now famous walkout on the show.

Read an extract of the conversation and watch the video below…


Have you seen me smoking before?

Zinnia: No.

So why would you say that? Now you see me as an artiste. I am contributing what I can. I make music the way that I should. And I come here I and I honour your invitation, and then you sit down and talk about my drinking and smoking to people that are listening and you’re supposed to mean me well. These people are the ones that are buying my music. Now when you say that sort of thing, do you mean me well?

Zinnia: Of course I do.

So why would you say something that you’re not sure about?

Watch the full interview by HFtv Africa here.

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