"A child is a child" is what "Omono" translates to. Named by her grandfather in response to the overwhelming preference that she be born male, Omono's sex is but the first of many surprises she brings to the world's stage. Born in Lagos, Nigeria to two journalists, she was exposed to and nurtured within a rich culture of the arts. Perhaps fueled by her parent's profession, one of her earliest aspirations was to be a writer. So confident in her talents, at age eight she boldly proclaimed school an unnecessary hurdle toward her ambitions.
Much to her parent's joy, she did not turn out a primary school dropout and instead found passion both on page and on stage. This passion has remained as she crossed the Atlantic to Los Angeles, CA where she now resides. Her stage experience translates fluidly to the screen where she brings a youthful glow and grounded presence to her work. Anchored by a dimple on each cheek, Omono has a smile to lighten up a room, and pairs this with a fun, quick-witted charm.
Childhood dreams ever present, Omono adds a clever voice to script work and is known to share her personal musings via her blog Omono Talks.