Onyeka Onwenu has been a household name with several love and admiration attached to it. She is a phenomenal woman who goes after what she believes in.
Sharing with Guardian Life she spoke about her opinions on what achievement really means, especially for a woman in the modern-day society.
She says that learning from her mother, Hope Onwenu certain behavioural patterns, has made her the confident woman that she is.
“It gave me the confidence that I had a right to be myself, I had a right to speak my truth but also gave me a certain grounding in behavioural patterns, for example, you see an adult and you don’t greet? Who born you? So there were character traits that were instilled in us [her and her siblings] by this very strong woman who had lost her second husband at age 37 and didn’t marry again.
You have to look at yourself and say, ‘what is my life’s purpose? What are the things I need to know to make it?’ worry about those things. Society is a flux and sometimes, what societies think, is not the best.”.
Read excerpts from the interview.
She says that having experienced love as a daddy’s girl especially as one “who is unapologetically in love with his daughter,” she has had the chance to flourish and developed at a young age, self-assurance that she can rule the world.
Having lost her father, Dickson Kanu Onwenu, at age 4 and 10 months, she says that learning from her mother, Hope Onwenu certain behavioural patterns, has made her the confident woman that she is.
“The example of her life was a teaching tool because she showed that she could stand as a woman on her own…be a contributing member of the community.”