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Onyeka Onwenu Opens Up On Failed Marriage And Raising Children

By Chinelo Eze
04 February 2022   |   8:27 am
Onyeka Onwenu has opened up about her failed marriage and how she raised her children alone. The veteran singer who recently turned 70 disclosed an interview that she did not want her marriage to end but did not want to live an unhappy life. READ MORE: The Phenomenal Onyeka Onwenu She said: “I went through…

Onyeka Onwenu has opened up about her failed marriage and how she raised her children alone.
The veteran singer who recently turned 70 disclosed an interview that she did not want her marriage to end but did not want to live an unhappy life.

READ MORE: The Phenomenal Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu. Photo: Idris Dawodu/Guardian Life

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

Onyeka, who is the mother of two children, Tijani Charles and Abraham, said
“I raised my children from kindergarten to master’s degree. My husband didn’t pay school fees for one day, didn’t buy clothes, didn’t pay for holidays, didn’t give me housekeeping money but he was a nice and kind and generous man and basically, there was control where if you didn’t do the things he wanted, ‘well I’m not going to help you, I’m not going to give you money.’ I would like to say this to Nigerians, any man who has children, has a family and decides not to take care of them, you’ll have to answer to God.”