About Theresa Onuorah
Theresa Onuarah is a Nigerian highlife music artist, she has been in music industry for decades, she started singing back then in the 90’s with her crew that there call Egedege crew. Her songs are always backed up with Ogene which is a signified as High life Music.
Theresa Onuorah recently team up with Larry Gaaga, Flavour and Phyno to deliver another mind blowing masterpiece tune titled ‘EGEDEGE’. After almost one year of not releasing as Larry Gaaga returns with a brand new song titled ‘Egedege‘, He recruit the service of Queen Theresa Onuorah, Ijele of Africa- Flavour, and Phyno.
Theresa Onuorah role on Egedege
When you watch Egedege video you will definitely agreed that, Egedege dance was made popular by Theresa Onuorah. The name Egedege stems from local slang for richness and bravery which explains why the dance is considered cultural classics and is only played in a royal home or rich families‘.
Theresa Onuorah sings and dances along with her dancing group. Her melodious voice can wake the dead from the grave.
She was called the Queen of the coast because it was rumored that an ordinary being cannot be endowed with such a golden voice. She has not debunked this claim. She, in fact, believes in the worship of the sea goddess.
Theresa Onuorah Net Worth
Theresa Onuorah net worth is not yet officially estimated, though she also has old records sold in her name. The net worth of the Egedege goddess of Unubi estimated to be around $25,000.
Theresa Onuorah Family
Theresa Onuorah has a notable family background, Theresa Onuorah is from Anambra State. She hails from Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area. Unubi town shares common boundaries with Osumenyi, Amichi, Ekwulumili, and Azigbo in Nnewi South.
Is Theresa Onuorah Married?
Yes! Theresa Onuorah married, she is happily married to Godwin Igboebesi an Unubi man and she has a grownup son with her husband and other children.
Theresa Onuorah Career
Theresa Onuorah known with her special dancing costume for herself different from that of her Egedege dancing crew. She wears beautifully made Egedede clothes of flamboyant colors and shines. Her attires were made of tiny mirrors. These mirrors are present in her ‘akupe egwu‘ (a well-decorated hand fan). Also, on her head are adorned with a crown made of feathers of many colors and mirrors.
She is always beams with smiles as she makes the move of the Queen while she performs. As in the 80s and 90s, photographers were not able to capture Theresa Onuorah’s face as she performed or so we were made to believe.
My uncle who was a photographer then was not able to capture her face no matter how hard he tried. He always said she blocked her beautiful face with her large hand fan. We were also made to believe that those who were able to capture her face lost the image.
Meanwhile, some social media users has taken to their handles to reacts to trending Theresa Onuorah ‘Egedege’ song, read tweets below
Bonario Nnags tweet “This can’t be normal. How can I be playing one song for 2days straight. Thought I would’ve gotten over Egedege by now but the more I play the more I’m immersed in it. Theresa Onuorah, Flavour, Larry Gaaga and Phyno did magic on this one.”
Ogbaji Ifeanyi tweet “Suddenly, Egedege is no longer egwu ndị mmiri na egwu ndị otu, Theresa Onuorah no be Ezenwanyị and Mammy Water again?
Double Christian standards everywhere. Anyị adị aṅụ kaị̀ kaị, mana ewelụ ya mixie ọgwụ ịba, anyị aṅụọ. Imagine for a moment if Enya is Igbo..
Chief Aku Agba Oto Eri tweet that “The best mixer in Nigeria ( Mix Monster ) popularly known as Selebobo Anytime you hear Mix Monster just know he is the one !!! He is name Chigozie Ọkụ from Enugu state..He mixed Flavour Levels and Larry Gaga Egedege with Theresa Ọnuorah Phyno and Flavour”
Onitsha Metoprolitan Connect tweet “Theresa Onuorah is a legend. She would be in the likes of Christy Igbokwe, Onyeka Onwenu if her music wasn’t painted as demonic.
“Her acrobatic dancers were one of the best but ndi anya ufu said her music was demonic and so people stopped listening to her. Her popularity waned.
Recommendations statement by social media commentators on Theresa Onuorah on (Egedege)
- I remembered the first day I listened to this woman song “Theresa Onuorah” “Ijele” as a kid, the song struck me hard I fell in love with the song immediately. That I have to go burrow the Cassette of the song from brother Ifeanyi, I brought the song excitedly home, I slot the cassette in and it started playing. I couldn’t grasp fully what she was singing about because my both parents ain’t Igbo. From nowhere my aunt entered and asked me to remove the cassette and stop playing that evil song, I was like why do you call the song evil and she said all sorts of awful and evil things about the Woman who sang the song. And the picture of all absurd things she said about the woman stocked to my head until adulthood.
It was recently when l heard the song again I flashed back at the absurd lies that my auntie told me about her many years ago. The Western social and cultural teachings have done great damage to our culture and well-being. They made our people perceive our belief and culture as evil and then presented them as a saint in White as the Messiah. Theresa Onuorah is a Woman who strongly embraced her Igbo beliefs and culture in a time when the colonial religious teaching is still very much strong, so they easily tagged her evil. Well, thank you #Larrygaga for bringing this Great Mama #TheresaOnuorah back to the limelight.
Our culture and beliefs are not evil, they are strong, deep, original, beautiful, and much more effective than any alien Religion.
- Since the release of Theresa Onuorah Song ‘Egedege’ it has become the hit track of the moment, Egedege featuring some of the best known and brightest from the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
The much anticipated Egedege that has just been debuted didn’t disappoint in anyways. If anything, from the features, the content, the wordings, the lyrical flow, the beats and virtually everything therein has become top-notch. Of course, there might be one or do dissenting voices, but it doesn’t mean Egedege reborn hasn’t won our hearts.
Many people have listened to both the hit track and watched the video back to back at least twenty times. I for one, have seen it nearly ten times. Why? Because the song on its own blows the mind and so nicely interconnects to the soul and deeper-most subconscious.
The music so beautifully resonated the beauty in the Igbo cultural heritage, core norms and values. It showcased our electrifying dance steps, our rich dress sense and gave wholly, the Igbo language to the world. I’m nearly certain that every onye Igbo wherever they may be, including diasporas that have have listened or watched the song would be proud of the latest release and the contents therein.