Musical Legend: Onyeka Onwenu
Genre: Afro Pop
What They Say: Onyeka Onwenu is an accomplished Singer/Songwriter, Journalist and Actress. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, Wellesley Massachusetts and the New School for Social Research in New York, where she obtained a B.A in International Relations and Communications and a Masters Degree in Media Studies respectively. She hails from Ideato Local Government in Imo State. She veered into politics and contested for the Local Government Chairmanship for Ideato North in Imo State in 2002. From the onset of her broadcasting career with National Television Authority (NTA) in the 80?s, she went into the singing career and later to Nollywood as an actress, she is one of the most successful artistes that Nigeria has ever produced. Starting at a very tender age, she had dazzled Nigerians with some of her popular songs. The mother of two is a board member in (NTA) and currently into politics in Imo State. - Iroko TV
Endless life - 1982
In the morning light - 1984
One Love - 1986
Dancing in the sun -1988
My thoughts - I grew up with the sounds of Onyeka Onwenu. She was on my tv, my cassette and she was an icon that I looked up to. With songs like Ekwe, Hallelujah, Iyogogo, Wait for me - Onyeka Onwenu went out to become more than a house hold name in Nigeria but also beyond Nigeria. I remember showing my only CD with songs from Onyeka Onwenu to someone from a different region of Africa and he knew songs from that CD. He mentioned that Onyeka Onwenu's videos were shown on his tv when he was growing up in his country. She is great. When I listen to music from that time - it has a nostalgic effect. It reminds me of a time of innocence when we all believed in the potential of the country.
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I miss those days of dancing in the sun, cock crow at dawn....hehehehe...now, can you guess how old I am ? :-D!!!!
Well, have a great weekend and know that God is always in control. Always. :)
Last Updated ( Friday, 27 April 2012 08:58 )