Kenjin-Tatsujin

Onyeka Onwenu


Nigeria

 

CEO of Ayollo Productions Ltd.

Multi-Talented Artist

 

 

 

 

Biography


Onyeka Onwenu is a Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Television Journalist and Social Critic and Politician. She is the immediate past Director General of the National Center for Women Development in Abuja, Nigeria. This Government Parastatal, which she managed for two and a half years, is responsible for Advocacy, Promotion, Research on issues concerning Women in Nigeria, as well as Training and Skills Acquisition Programs in such areas as ICT, Small Business Start-Ups, Catering, Dress Making, Knitting, etc.

In 1981, with the release of her first Album, Endless Life, she had described her MUSIC As “African Pop”. Decades later, that description is still apt. You will hear traces of Highlife, Afrobeat, Blues, Jazz, Igbo Spiritual and even Juju, a typical Yoruba beat. Her Music speaks to the listener about the central and humanistic values of love, unity, peaceful coexistence, respect for the rights of all as well as pride in oneself.