Veteran singer and actress, Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that staying unhappy married would have killed her which is why she divorced her husband.
Onyeka Onwenu Speaks On Her Failed Marriage
Speaking in an interview with the media personality, Kikilomo Atanda-Owo, the 70-year-old said she did not want to leave her marriage, but staying in the union would have killed her because it was difficult for her.
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,” she said.
“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.
“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’.
“And 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.”
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KanyiDaily recalls that Onyeka Onwenu had also opened up on the rumours that she had a secret marriage with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.