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Onyeka Onwenu

Posted by Webby on 3/6/2003 10:56:10 AM

Onyeka Onwenu

Rechristened "the elegant stallion" by the soft-sell media to consternation. But this is a pointer her tough go getting drive. Onyeka has always won the admiration of many Nigerians since her musical hit One Love. And even when she staged protest at the gate of Nigerian television authority concerning artiste royalty fee many still applauded her bravery. She has maintained an excellent spirit in her career as a singer, journalist, actress and humanist. She started her early childhood education in Nigeria then moved over to the United States. She studied in the Wellesley College Massachusetts. In 1977-79 she was appointed a staff of the public information United Nations.

Through her music Onyeka, has enthused unparalleled patriotism, preached, peace, love and tolerance.She has Bagged such awards as the best pop artiste performing musicians association of Nigeria 1988 award, a certificate of appreciation from the United States Aid 1989, global media awards population institute award, Pan African arts and music awards.