Onyeka Onwenu Opens Up On Secret Marriage with Obasanjo

Onyeka Onwenu




Popular singer and broadcaster, Onyeka Onwenu has finally spoken up concerning rumours that she had a secret wedding with former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Onwenu spoke on her life issues during an interview with Chude Jideonwo on his popular show #WithChude and debunked the rumours of sleeping with rich men in Nigeria.

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She further noted that she never slept with Obasanjo neither did she marry him secretly.




“I was accused of sleeping with Sunny Ade, Fela and Obasanjo.

“They even went to the extent of saying I got married to Obasanjo secretly.

“If he approached me to marry him, why would I keep it a secret? We would have made it public, so that was funny,” she added.

Onwenu spoke further on how she turned down the marriage proposal of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

“Fela is a trickster. He knew I’d say no,” she said of Fela’s marriage proposal.

“I think it was his way of thanking me for coming out in support of him when he was jailed,”.

She added that her marriage to her ex-husband would have almost killed her if not for her brother who saved her.

“I don’t like talking about it but because you raised it and because I’d written about it, I have to expatiate.”

 “The marriage was incredible, it was incredibly beautiful, it was passionate, we were friends, we could stay in a house for a month without stepping out and we were pre-occupied reading newspapers. He was a very good friend.

But sometimes when things happen to people they changed and sometimes instead of taking it out on the people who have caused the problem, it’s expedient to take it out on the closest people to you. Why did I take it for so long? Because I loved him and I loved my children and my children loved their father. So you make sacrifices because of the family. But there comes a time when you have to say, I’ve done enough of the sacrificing and if you really care about the children, you save yourself, because it could have killed me, so you save yourself.”

“I was going down and then, my brother comes in. It took my brother calling me aside one day to say you’re losing yourself”.


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