8th August, 2021
By Taiwo Okanlawon
Veteran Nigerian singer and broadcaster, Onyeka Onwenu has reacted to rumours that she had a secret marriage with former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
In an interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, on #WithChude, the ‘One Love’ crooner also debunked rumours h she was sleeping with many big men in Nigeria during her career.
The author of “My Father’s Daughter” said the accusations that she slept with Obasanjo and had a secret marriage with the former President is false.
“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 also talked about turning down Music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who approached her for marriage in the eighties.
“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,” the singer added.
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.”
She continued: “The marriage was incredible, but sometimes, when things happen to people, they change. My husband, I pray for him on a daily basis…”