One of Nigeria’s music best, Onyeka Onwenu, has said that she wil not have any problem returning back to the South East if an Independent Republic of Biafra is achieved.
The legendary songstress made the disclosure during a pre-book launch media briefing held on Tuesday, in Lagos.
She said though she is married to a Yoruba man, from the South West, and her children, from the region, nothing can separate her from the love she has for her homeland, her place of origin.
Onyeka Onwenu who also acts movies in Nollywood called on the people of the South East, especially those in the Diaspora, on the need to develop the region; which she said had continued to suffer marginalization and neglect from the government at the centre.
“If we do have to split, I want to go back home. Even if we don’t split, I want to do so much in the South East. We are neglected in the South East. And I’m telling every Igbo people, whatever you are doing outside Nigeria, go home, and do something at home.
“It doesn’t take away whatever you are doing in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt. You are free to live and do business wherever you are but remember back home. We are being marginalized for a long time. And our people have always done things for themselves.
“We built the Imo Airport. I was part of the process. It remains the only airport in the country that was built by the citizens and handed over to the Federal Government.
“My father went to school abroad, people in his home town collected money and supported him. That’s how we do things, we are communal people. So, I’m not afraid to go back home,” she stated.
Speaking further, she said the new book, titled ‘My Father’s Daughter’, is designed to give inspiration to the younger ones, especially the younger feminine gender, since it encapsulates her low and high moments, through life.
According to her, the book, which would be formally unveiled on Thursday, October 1, would be in e-version and audio and accompanied with some classics of the music legend.