President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment and media industries to celebrate renowned musician Onyeka Onwenu as she turns 70.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, expressed Buhari’s appreciation of Onwenu’s contributions to both the media and entertainment industry.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins the entertainment industry in sharing the joyous occasion of 70th birthday with renowned songwriter, singer and journalist, Onyeka Onwenu, congratulating the multiple award-winning artiste and actress for leading a life that keeps inspiring both the old and young.
“The President affirms 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 80’s, and releasing songs with great social and moral impact.
“President Buhari felicitates 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.
“As the journalist and activist turns 70, the President believes 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.
“President Buhari prays 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,” the statement reads.