30th January, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment and media industry in celebrating the joyous occasion of the 70th birthday of renowned songwriter, singer and journalist, Onyeka Onwenu.
Famous for her One Love song and also known as the Elegant Stallion, Onyeka has been a multitalented personality.
Buhari congratulated the multiple award-winning artiste and actress for leading a life that keeps inspiring both the old and young.
The President said that Onyeka’s creativity, sincerity of purpose and diligence continue to bring glory to the country.
Onyeka, the President noted, started off as an NTA presenter and reporter that caught the world’s attention by putting a spotlight on corruption in the 80’s.
She also released songs with great social and moral impact.
She later became the Chief Executive Officer of National Centre for Women Development and Chairperson of Imo State Council for Arts and Culture.
Buhari saluted her for the fresh ideas and institutional reforms she brought into public service, passionately creating and pursuing a vision for a better life for many.
“As the journalist and activist turns 70, the President believes her many recognitions and awards, at home and abroad, were well deserved”, said Femi Adesina, who issued a statement on behalf of Buhari.
Buhari also commended Onyeka for directing her energy into global movies with historic contexts, and sharing the gospel of Christ.
President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will continue to bless Onyeka, singer of “One Love’’, who is also known as the “Elegant Stallion’’, with long life and good health.