Veteran singer, Onyeka Onwenu has finally clarified rumours that she had a secret marriage with former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Onwenu in an interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said the accusations that she slept with Obasanjo and had a secret marriage with the former President is false.
She also revealed she was accused while growing up of sleeping with many big men in Nigeria.
The veteran singer said: “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 that her marriage to her ex-husband would have almost killed her if not for her brother who saved her.
Onyeka Onwenu was a renowned broadcaster and musician who held the Nigerian music industry spellbound by her passion to change her immediate society through arts.
In 1984, she wrote and presented the internationally acclaimed BBC/NTA documentary Nigeria, A Squandering of Riches which became the definitive film about corruption in Nigeria as well as the intractable Niger Delta agitation for resource control and campaign against environmental degradation in the oil rich region of Nigeria.
On the musical scene, Onwenu continues to write and sing about issues such as health (HIV/AIDS), peace and mutual coexistence, respect for women rights, and the plight of children.
Watch Onyeka Onwenu perform her hit song – Ekwe – on stage.