Who Is Theresa Onuorah?
Theresa Onuorah is popularly known as Queen of the Coast and the Egedege Dance goddess of Unubi. Her Ogene music and Egedege dancing troop was popular in the East during the 80s and 90s
In those days, any event she was invited or paid to perform was always filled to the brim. Her presence, in any event, was always revered.
The titled red-cap Chiefs and women used to occupy special positions in the event just to have a full view of her as she performed.
She was famous in her time that it was rumored that the highly revered ‘Osinamili’ of Orjiezeka Amichi, a very wealthy man sought her hand in marriage and she turned him down.
Larry Gaaga: A lot of people patiently waited to see him sing even a line in the song, but he didn’t.
Some people referred to him as “Low Budget DJ Khalid” and I disagree with that. I find it demeaning and insulting. He is simply himself, Larry Gaaga, or better still, “African DJ Khalid” full stop.
Flavour: Ijele ndi Igbo did justice to the song, as usual, he never disappoints. Azin he finish work eh. His choice of words, appearance, all perfect. I love that guy (no homo).
Phyno: Ezege ndi igbo delivered splendid lines, though I was a bit disappointed in Phyno’s lyrics. How could he be talking about women in a song that features legendary Theresa Onuorah, Pete Edochie and some other dignitaries in Igboland?
Theresa Onuorah: Mehn her energy even at her age, baffles me. Nothing changed, the Queen of the Coast and Egedege Dance goddess of Unubi of 80s, 90s is still very much alive.
You know in those days, there was a myth that she’s from the river (River goddess). Many were made to believe that since she was from the river, she would not marry any man.
On her side, she never made an attempt to debunk all of these rumors and myths speculated about her. Though later on, she married an Unubi man, has a grownup son with her husband and other children.
In my opinion, The “Egedege” is worth the hype, not an average song or thrash. If you’re a lover of culture and tradition, you’d definitely love the song. Not the regular son you vibe to. Hahaha.
I drop the pen here.
So what ya say?
“Egedege” By Larry Gaaga, Phyno, Flavour, Theresa Onuorah – Worth The Hype, Average or Thrash?
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