President Muhammadu Buhari has sent congratulatory wishes to renowned songwriter, singer and journalist, Onyeka Onwenu as she celebrates her 70th birthday.
According to a statement through his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, the president congratulated the multiple award-winning artiste and actress for ”leading a life that keeps inspiring both the old and young”.
Buhari recalled that Onwenu, as an NTA presenter and reporter, caught the world’s attention by putting a spotlight on corruption in the 80’s and releasing songs with great social and moral impact. He also lauded her for passionately creating and pursuing a vision for a better life for many.
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He therefore affirmed that Onwenu’s creativity, sincerity of purpose and diligence had continued to bring glory to the country. Buhari felicitated Onwenu, a former Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Centre for Women Development and Chairperson of Imo State Council for Arts and Culture, for fresh ideas and institutional reforms she brought into public service.
He prayed that the Almighty 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.