I don’t know what brought about this now. But Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima wants the press and Nigerians to start referring to Onyeka Onwenu as an Elegant Diva or Songstress and not Elegant Stallion, saying a stallion means a male horse. Here’s what he wrote;
For decades since our days at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) to date, I have been hearing and reading members of the Nigerian press and entertainment industry calling Nigerian music diva Onyeka Onwenu, the “Elegant Stallion” and she always seemed to have agreed and nodded in approval.
How could she accept such an insult when she knows what a stallion is? A Stallion is a male horse that has not been gelded (castrated). Stallion is also a male who is able to conduct sexual intercourse for hours on end. Calling any woman a stallion, elegant or not is an insult and not a compliment.
A prominent Nigerian actor made the same mistake live on stage at the much publicized Showbiz Interactive with former President Goodluck Jonathan on March 15, 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos. And she still did not correct him.
The erroneous description is now in her biographical profiles in the encyclopedia and Wikipedia!
Please, Onyeka Onwenu is not an elegant stallion. You can call her elegant diva or elegant songstress.
By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
Source: Ladun Liadi