Buhari greets Onyeka Onwenu at 70
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment industry to celebrate the joyous occasion of the 70th birthday of a renowned songwriter, singer and journalist, Onyeka Onwenu.
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) on Sunday said he congratulated the multiple award-winning artiste and actress for leading a life that keeps inspiring both the old and young.
The President affirmed that Onwenu’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 ’80s and releasing songs with great social and moral impact.
President Buhari felicitated with the former Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Centre for Women Development and Chairperson of Imo State Council for Arts and Culture for the fresh ideas and institutional reforms she brought into public service, passionately creating and pursuing a vision for a better life for many.
The statement added that as the journalist and activist turn 70, the President expressed his belief that her many recognitions and awards, at home and abroad, were well deserved, particularly in directing her energy into global movies with historic contexts and sharing the gospel of Christ.
He prayed that the Almighty God will continue to bless Onwenu, singer of “One Love”, who is also known as the “Elegant Stallion”, with long life and good health.
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