Theresa Onuorah is a renowned Nigerian highlife musician, dancer, and composer who has made a significant impact in the Nigerian music industry. Born on January 9, 1942, in Unubi, Anambra State, Nigeria, she is the daughter of a local Egwe Ekpili musician and traditionist who was famous in the village.
Theresea Onuorah Music Career
From a young age, Theresa had a passion for music and began singing at a tender age. She was heavily influenced by her father and his traditional music, and this played a vital role in her development as a musician.
In 1976, at the age of 34, Theresa released her first album, which was well-received by the public and marked the beginning of her successful career. Some of her hit albums include “Oba Egwu”, “Onwanwa Mu Na Chimo”, “Ogene Ekwubego Mu Na Onye Ga-Agba Egbu”, “Ebelebe Egbuonu O”. With her distinct Ogene melody, ancient melodious voice and stylish Egedege dance, she quickly gained recognition and became a household name in the music scene.
In 1985, she formed the Egedege Dance Troop, which is a cultural dance group that travels to different parts of Eastern Nigeria and beyond. The name Egedege comes from local slang for richness and bravery, which explains why the dance is considered a cultural classic and only played in royal homes or wealthy homes.
The group performs on big occasions like weddings, festivals and funerals of wealthy persons. The dance troop has become synonymous with Theresa, and it has played a significant role in her rise to fame.
Theresa’s unique style of music and dance has earned her numerous titles such as “The Queen of Culture”, “Queen of Unubi”, “Queen of Egedege Music” and “Onu Ejiri Mara Mba”. In October 2021, she was featured in a song “Egedege” by Larry Gaaga alongside Flavour N’ abania and Phyno.
Theresea Onuorah Net Worth
Theresa’s net worth is not publicly disclosed, but according to Gist Flare, she has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
Theresea Onuorah Relationship
She is married to Godwin Igboebisi, and the couple has been married for over 30 years. She has two sons, both of whom are grown up.
It is worth mentioning that she had a past relationship with Chief Pericoma Mezuo Okoye, a Nigerian singer, songwriter and traditionist, and the two were blessed with a child called Speed Darlington. Speed is a US-based singer, dancer and songwriter.
Theresa Onuorah is an exceptional musician, dancer and songwriter who has made an indelible mark in the Nigerian music industry. Her unique style of music and dance has earned her numerous titles and has made her a cultural icon.
Her contributions to the music industry and the society at large have been invaluable, and she will always be remembered as one of Nigeria’s finest musicians.
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