Song-writer, Dancer, and Biz Administration-Healthcare Manager
Queenette Ogochukwu Ohaya, was born in Anambra State, Nigeria, the eight of eight children. She grew up singing, acting and reading in her local Church and school. At an early age, at fifteen, in 1990, she made the decision to enter the convent soon after graduating from High School.
Queenette professed and became a nun in 1994, in the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy, in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. Shortly after, she was sent on a mission to the United States. She did missionary work in Florida and later in Georgia until 1998, when condition in the sisterhood became so unbearable leading to her decision to leave the profession she grew up loving. Queenette, with her experience in the convent understands the needs of the poor, and the orphans. She likes working with the poor, the orphans, little children and the sick.
Queenette now resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is happily married to Dr. Jude Ohaya, a Pharmacist, from Amaigbo, in Nwangele L. G. A in Imo State, Nigeria. Their marriage has been blessed with four children- Chinyere, Chidozie, Ifeoma and Kelechi.
Queenette’s hubbies include: Singing, dancing, acting, swimming, picnics, soccer, long tennis and having fun with family and friends. She released her first Album, “Classical Highlife” in April 2005. Music has always been a big influence in her life. She plays African flute (Oja), Guitar, Piano and Violin. She dances African high energy dance very well, Hip-hop, Calisthenics, and she’s a great choreographer. She has also sung solos and acted in many Churches and events held in USA. A lot of people from her home town, her formal school mates and here in Atlanta Georgia refer to her as a “Queen of the golden voice.”
She has her degrees in Bachelor of Business Administration-Healthcare management, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Physical Education. As she pursues to do her graduate program in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) at Brenau University, in spring 2007, her interest in music and acting remains strong. She also volunteers and devotes her time in teaching children some African and western dance- steps free of charge.
Queenette, along with her guitar, prays with her songs; she is a gifted artist and song writer. She hopes to return to doing missionary work some day, though not as a nun. A portion of the proceeds of her album will go to the orphanage where she worked as a nun while in Nigeria.