“Staying in my marriage would have killed me” Says Onyeka Onwenu

According to the music legend, she raised her children entirely on her own.


Onyeka Onwenu, a famous Nigerian musician, has spoken up about the struggles she endured throughout her broken marriage.

The singer said this during an interview with Kikilomo Atanda-Owo on her show “Real Talk with Kike.”

According to the septuagenarian, she tried everything she could to make her marriage work until she could not anymore.

“I went through it. It was difficult because I really didn’t want my marriage to end but I could not take it anymore. It would have killed me. I always say and that is the truth,” she said.

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She also revealed that she singlehandedly raised her children from nursery school till they bagged their masters degree.

“And it was not good for the children to live in that kind of environment where the mother is depressed, the mother is carrying the weight of the whole family. I raised my children from kindergarten to Masters Degree,” added.

Onyeka Onwenu's book is full of interesting stories

Onwenu is a singer/songwriter, actor, human rights campaigner, social activist, journalist, and politician from Nigeria.

She just published ‘My Father’s Daughter,’ a book about her successful singing career.


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