Umuawulu is a town in Awka South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State. The estimated population of Umuawulu by 2005 is 20,150. There are two primary schools and two secondary schools. One of the secondary schools, Holy Cross High School, is one of the oldest schools in South East Nigeria. There are 12 churches, including one Anglican and one Roman Catholic Church.Umuawulu is made up of three villages: Enugu, Umuenu and Agbana, with three markets, Oye Enugwu, Oye Umuenu and Nkwo Agbana market, each in the three villages respectively.
The three markets serve as collection centers for the neighboring communities because of the strategic position of the town.Umuawulu has boundaries with five towns, on the North is Isiagu, on the East is Amaetiti,on the West is Nibo and on the south,it is bounded by Awgbu and Mbaukwu, the later being the ancestral brother of Umuawulu. The band Umawulu originally took their name from umuawulu but changed it to stop people pronouncing it incorrectly.