Onyeka Onwenu receives birthday praise from President Buhari


President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has rained praises on Onyeka Onwenu, the prominent songwriter and singer, on the celebration of her 70th birthday.

In a statement titled ‘President Buhari greets Onyeka Onwenu at 70’ by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari congratulated the award-winning singer for the “leading life that keeps inspiring both the old and young”.

Buhari asserts that the singer’s creativity, sincerity of purpose and diligence continue to bring glory to the country, starting out as an NTA presenter and reporter that caught the world’s attention by putting a spotlight on corruption in the 80’s, and releasing songs with great social and moral impact,” it read.

The President commended Onyeka for the passion driven creativity and pursue of a vision for a better life for many.

“The president said Onwenu directed her energy into sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ,”

“He prayed that God would continue to bless Onwenu, the singer of “One Love’’, who is also known as the Elegant Stallion, with long life and good health.”

By Damilola Olufemi