She has maintained an excellent spirit in her career as singer, journalist and actress. Onyeka has always been admired by Nigerians young and old.
Speaking in an exclusive phone conversation with Entertainment Rendezvous, Onyeka Onwenu stated that what the present crops of musicians are enjoying today was due to the sacrifices they made during their time:
‘They are having it easy now because we laid the foundation; we made sacrifices. We have fought very hard to bring up the industry and make sure that musicians are well paid. I remember when I tell people my value, they scream because they don’t believe musicians should be well paid and I insisted.
When some hear that a musician is paid N4 million, they scream, but it’s no big deal really because when you look at everything that goes into it, you would not be surprised.
Take a look at my costumes - what my band is wearing; the fact that we are rehearsing constantly, they are well paid today, so they can focus on the job at hand.’