‘My Father’s Daughter’ by Onyeka Onwenu to be adapted into TV series

‘My Father’s Daughter’, the memoir of veteran singer and songwriter, Onyeka Onwenu, will soon be adapted into a television series by award-winning Nollywood filmmaker, Izu Ojukwu.

Onwenu revealed this recently, when she hosted the media at the Four Points by Sheraton in Lagos.

Ojukwu, who is famous for projects such as Amina, Women’s Cot and 76, will be working alongside Chichi Nworah and Ngozi Osu who will serve as producer and editor respectively.

The 70-year-old also announced that Richard Mofe-Damijo, Yinka Davies, Mandy Uzonitsha, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and many others would star in the series.

The book, My Father’s Daughter chronicles the life of Onwenu as a child, growing up in Obosi, Anambra State, under the care of her late father, Dixon-Kanu (DK) Onwenu.

In the book, she revealed how her late father’s life influenced her career choices, political engagements, and virtues.

The 11-chapter memoir encapsulates her experiences from childhood through the bloody Nigerian civil war, her blossoming journalism career, her legendary musical career, her journey into politics and government parastatals, and her doggedness, with which she soared through the male-dominated political domains.

In ‘My Father’s Daughter’ through Onwenu’s lens, the communal lifestyle of the Igbos, as well as how family core values are intricately woven into personal ethics, are fully displayed.

The over 450-page book also explores the different phases of her life, including her exploits in the nation’s broadcast industry. The book was released in October 2020.

Onyeka is a former director of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD)and a mother of two.

She has had a rewarding music career spanning 41 years and has also featured in recent movies like Lion Heart (2018) and Muna (2019).

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