Nigerian popular singer Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that staying married would have killed her. The music star who recently celebrated 70, made this known during a chat with media personality, Kikilomo Atanda-Owo on her show “Real Talk with Kike.”
Onwenu said she did not want her marriage to end and that she tried her best to make her marriage work until she could no longer manage the situation.
“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,” she said.
She also added 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 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,” she added.
Onwenu is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, actress, human rights activist, social activist, journalist and politician.
She just released her book ‘My Father’s Daughter’ which highlights her successful music career.