Onyeka Onwenu opens up on alleged ‘sleeping and secret marriage’ with Obasanjo

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.”

Onwenu also revealed how late legendary Afrobeat musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti sent her a marriage proposal in the eighties and she turned him down.

She said: “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 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, but sometimes, when things happen to people, they change. My husband, I pray for him on a daily basis.”