Onyeka Onwenu, Nigeria’s queen of soul music, who has been in the forefront for a President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo joint ticket in next year’s election, was the cynosure of all eyes last night in Kigali, as she put up an electrifying performance at the ongoing Friends Africa Private Sector Summit that opened in the Rwandan capital on Friday.

Friends Africa is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that was set up to galvanise private sector support for global fund to fight the three pandemics – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Africa.

She was spectacular at a command performance put together as part of the summit.

Aside Onyeka, who incidentally is its Goodwill Ambassador, other Nigerians on the board of Friends Africa are former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd); former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala; the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Aig Imokhede; while Dr. Akudo-Anyanwu Ikemba is the managing director.

Others on the board are Rwandan first lady and South Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka among others.

Friends of Africa raises funds from governments and the organised private sector and undertakes research, training and capacity building for NGOs to fight these pandemics that are ravaging Africa the most.

The curtain will be drawn on the summit today.

Onyeka, who left Nigeria for the summit, is expected back in the country on Wednesday.