Owen Gee, known by his stage name, has his birth name as Owen Osamwengie. He is a famous Nigerian comedian and musician.
He was born on March 6, 1976 in Lagos State but hails from Benin, Edo State in south southern Nigeria.
Owen Gee obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
Owen made his entry into the entertainment industry at the young age of 7 when he formed the group, ‘The Dynamic’ which was however not successful.
He later partnered with some friends to form another rap group, ‘Your Uncles from the Psychiatrist Hospital’, but the group was also not commercially successful, the failure of which pushed Owen into comedy.
Owen Gee later went into comedy skits in 2001 and he professionally began at MBI’s Circle of Stars. Within a short period, he became a household name.
His style of comedy is simple, original with an enviable spot among the elite class of comics.
Owen is a highly creative and talented Nigerian comedian, known for addressing social, economic and political issues with his comedy. He has also appeared at several concerts and events with his witty comedy both within Nigeria and abroad.
The humour merchant has over the years remained very relevant and consistent in his comedy business, promoting happiness with his comedy skits in Nigeria.
The Edo born superstar has worked with top Nigerian comedians like Alibaba, AY, Seyi Law, Yemi Alade, Akpororo, Phyno, Okey Bakkassi, Ajebo Dan d Humorous, Senator, MC Shakara, Wofai Fada Funnybone and many others.
Owen Gee is also a television host while his love for music continued unabated.
In 2011, Owen Gee released his debut album, titled ‘Life and Times of an Emperor’. The album had among other songs, Paripopo which featured the late Dagrin.
He has so far released a number of hit songs.
This is to be expected as the talented comedian is said to have emerged from an entertainment family, as an elder brother of rapper Gino as well as popular music producer, So Sick.
Owen Gee has been happily married to his lovely wife, Moyo for over two decades now and the union is blessed with two sons.
Recently, Owen Gee opened up to his fans how he contemplated suicide in 2017 after he sunk into depression. He narrated the experience in Lagos during the unveiling of Live and not Die (LAND), an initiative aimed at stemming the tide of suicide in the country.
He further revealed that things were not actually going the right way not because they were bad ideas but that the people he was working with did not allow it work.
He then advised people to be patient in life and build their trust in God, the author and finisher of our faith.
Owen Gee is indeed one of the most celebrated Nigerian comedians, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $200,000 dollars.