Nelly Uchendu MON (1950-2005) was a 𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗜𝗴𝗯𝗼 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻. Her 1976 song “𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗡𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶” shot her to prominence with Six Albums to her credit.On April 12, 2005, she died of Cancer in 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.
In 1976, her music career shot to limelight following the release of the Homzy Sounds-produced classic titled “Love Nwantiti” off her 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. Uchendu’s career also saw her perform outside Nigeria, most notably performing in London, England alongside Sir Warrior
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