‘Fela is a trickster and knew I will say no’ – Onyeka Onwenu opens up on alleged affairs with Fela, Obasanjo and others
Onwenu says there were rumours of her secret affairs and getting married to former President Obasanjo.
Nigerian veteran singer Onyeka Onwenu has for the first time talked about her rumoured relationships and failed marriage.
The movie star and singer made this known during an exclusive chat with Chude Jideonwo on his show ‘WithChude.’
“There’s a long list of people you’re alleged to have slept with,” Chude asked.
Onyeka Onwenu replied: “Absolutely. ” Chude then goes on to name some of the people, saying: “Sony Okosun, Fela –“
“Sunny Ade,” Onwenu interjects. Chude continues: “Obasanjo…”
And Onyeka Onwenu added “Yes. They even said he married me. Ahn ahn, what is this? If he’s going to marry me, then we’ll make it public.”
She spoke on receiving a marriage proposal from the legendary Fela Kuti.
“Fela is a trickster. He knew I’d say no. I think it was his way of thanking me for coming out in support of him when he was jailed,” she said.
She went on to talk about her marriage and how she was emotionally abused.
“The marriage was incredible, it was incredibly beautiful, it was passionate, We were friends. We were the sort of friends who could stay in the house for a month without stepping out and we were preoccupied, reading (the) newspaper, doing whatever. He was a very good friend,” she said.
“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, 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.”
Onyeka Onwenu is a famous musician, actor, human rights activist, social activist, journalist, and politician from Nigeria.
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