In this post we’ll be bringing you the biography of Theresa Onuorah, her family life, age, career in the music industry currently and her net worth
Nigerian musician and dancer Theresa Onuorah, popularly known as Queen of the Coast and the Egedege Dance goddess of Unubi. She is popularly known by Her Ogene music and Egedege dancing troop which was popular in the East during the 80s and 90s. In this post we’ll see Theresa Onuorah Biography, Family and Net worth.
Her music can be classified as highlife music but she is unique for her Ogene melody, the ancient melodious voice, and the stylish Egedege dance. Egedege is just a form of dance that combines with embellishments of highlife sounds or beats.
What is Egedege Dance?
Sometimes ago, someone asked me the meaning of Egedege dance. I couldn’t find a set answer for that. All I told her was that Egedede is a type of ogene dance with a unique dance steps, moves and attires.
I mean, when you see Egedege dancers, they are different from Atulogwu dancers or Makosa dancers. Egedege is a type of traditional ogene dance steps.
About Theresa Onuora
Her Dance Attire
Theresa Onuorah has a special dancing costume for herself different from that of her Egedege dancers. She wears beautifully made Egedede clothes of flamboyant colors and shines. Her attires were made of tiny mirrors. These mirrors are present in her ‘akupe egwu‘ (a well-decorated hand fan). Also, on her head are adorned with a crown made of feathers of many colors and mirrors.
She is always beams with smiles as she makes the move of the Queen while she performs. As in the 80s and 90s, photographers were not able to capture Theresa Onuorah’s face as she performed or so we were made to believe.
My uncle who was a photographer then was not able to capture her face no matter how hard he tried. He always said she blocked her beautiful face with her large hand fan. We were also made to believe that those who were able to capture her face lost the image.
They said, her river power power blur her face so that even if it was captured, you would only see her body but not her face.
Meanwhile, that was then. With the emergence and the proliferation of the Android camera phones, children of nowadays can capture her face just as they like, even at a far distance. ‘marine face kor ni’.
How old is Queen Theresa Onuora?
Theresa Onuorah’s age is officially unknown. But judging from her appearance and her age mates, she is in her 60s.
Her musical career
Theresa Onuorah is a goddess as long as Egedege music and dance are concerned. Her hit albums: “Ogene Ekwubego mu na onye ga-agba egbu”. “Ebelebe egbuonu o, Ana ekwu ana eme eme ndi egwu na-enye ekele n’obodo”, “Oba egwu”, “onwunwa mu na chimo, onwunwa”, etc are still fresh till date.
Recently, Theresa Onuora was featured in a song by Larry Gaaga alongside Flavour n’abania, Phyno, & Theresa Onuorah – Egedege MP3.
Theresa Onuorah Family
Theresa Onuorah is from Anambra State. She hails from Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area. Unubi town shares common boundaries with Osumenyi, Amichi, Ekwulumili, and Azigbo.
All these towns are in Nnewi South. She is married to an Unubi man and she has a grownup son with her husband and other children.
Theresa Onuorah Net worth
What is the Net Worth of Theresa Onuora? No one knows for sure how much the Egedege dance goddess worth. This is because no information about it is available on the internet.
However, she still goes to big eccoasions like the burial ceremonies of rich families to perform. It costs fortunes to have her perform in any occasion.
She also has old records sold in her name. The net worth of the Egedege goddess of Unubi should be around $25,000.