I Am A Poor Woman Despite My Talent – Onyeka Onwenu

Director General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Onyeka Onwenu, is certainly not a new name in the Nigerian entertainment industry as she is one of the veterans who are still relevant in the industry.


The now NCWD boss, who started as a musician, delved in movie acting some years back and since then, has been making tremendous impact in the industry with the kind of roles she plays.

In a recent chat, Onyeka confessed that despite her wealth of talent, she is still a poor woman because intellectual properties are not protected here in Nigeria.

“I made a living out of my entertainment and I thank God for that. I am a poor woman. If I were to be in a Western country where their system is developed, I would have had so much money that I would not even know what to do with it.”

“We do not take intellectual property serious here. You can actually get a car or house loan with your intellectual property as collateral. Most of the things I have done, I have done for free. That is because I love my country.”

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

4 Responses to “I Am A Poor Woman Despite My Talent – Onyeka Onwenu”

  1. Dat my mummy

  2. Udemezue Adolphus Reply May 12, 2014 at 16:38

    Ma,who made u poor, is it God who gave u d talent?, Is it d talent?,is it d society who accepted u with love?,is it u who delivered ur talent did not manage it well, r u really poor inside n outside?. Count backwards from ur mother’s womb till now then answer d abv guestion then score urself, Ma, r u really POOR!!?.

  3. You are poor rich woman, hustling get levels

  4. Poor indeed, come and shake my hands, you never chop bellafull?

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