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Celebrating A Nigerian Musical ICON, Nelly Uchendu Of Blessed Memory.

late Nelly Uchendu.

Nelly Uchendu MON, born in 1950 and passed on in 2005 was a ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ด๐—ฏ๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป, whose song of 1976 "๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ" shot her to prominence with Six Albums to her credid and on April 12, 2005, she died of Cancer in an Enugu hospital.

She was born in 1950 in Umuchu, a town in Aguata Local government area of Anambra State, Eastern Region, Uchendu started singing at an early age.

She later joined Professor Sonny Oti's music group under which she flourished using her vocals and in 1976, her music career shot to limelight following the release of the Homzy Sounds,-produced classic titled "Love Nwantiti" off her own debut LP composition, Love Nwantiti; before she went on to release "Waka", "Aka Bu Eze" and "Mama Hausa" which further established her in the Nigeria music industry.

Her music career saw her record in several genres of music including Igbo highlife, pop and gospel music which she did in the later part of her career.

Nelly Uchendu's career also saw her perform outside Nigeria, most notably performing in London, England alongside Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers during the 1980s.

In 1986, Uchendu appeared as Ikemefuna's mother in a Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Network's televised version of Things Fall Apart, and later as Tony's mother in the 1994 Nollywood movie Nneka the Pretty Serpent. Both were singing roles, as some of her works includes..

Love Nwantiti (1976), Aka Bu Eze (1977), Mama Awusa (1978), I Believe (1979), Ogadili Gi Nma (1982)

Make a New Nigeria (1988), Ezigbo Dim (1982), Nye ya ekele(1995), Nna cheta m(1995).


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