Nigerian gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey has reacted to the death of his colleague, Osinachi Nwachukwu, who allegedly died as a result of serial domestic violence meted out to her by her now-embattled husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
Nathaniel Bassey Reacts To Osinachi Nwachukwu’s Death
KanyiDaily had reported that Osinachi, who is known for her collaborative hit track “Ekwueme”, died at an Abuja hospital on Friday evening, April 8, 2022.
The 42-year-old singer was initially thought to have died of throat cancer but her associates claim it may be connected to an alleged assault by her husband, who is now being investigated by the police.
Osinachi’s elder sister, Favour Made, had disclosed that the singer died five days after she was placed on life support following an assault by her abusive husband who kicked her on her chest during a recent attack.
Taking to his Instagram page, Bassey described Osinachi as a “powerful minister” with exceptional humility, adding that the circumstances surrounding her death are “annoying”.
The gospel singer, who doubles as a pastor, said although marriage is good, it is not by force, noting that “red flags” should not be ignored in relationships.
Bassey wrote, “In the past few weeks, I have had to share very hard posts. Posts of very wonderful ministers of the gospel who have passed. Attended two service of songs of young folks. And the harsh realities of life just stare in the face. Death is inevitable, but we don’t pray for it before time.
“However, this one has been very annoying, hearing the circumstances surrounding the death of our sister. One whose voice thundered and reverberated powerfully in worship.
“I remember how she’d come to me with a smile and humility saying hello when we had to minister at worship events. But she’s with our a Lord now. But I can’t help but say, a little early.
“Let me pray this again my friends, ‘May you not marry your enemy’. Marriage is good and Honourable. But also not by force. To those about to marry, shine your eyes. love is not blind. Because God is love. And God is not blind.
“Don’t ignore red flags. Even when you say, or they said, ‘God said’ but you identify some traits very inconsistent with godly character, pray and check again.
“And to those in horrible marital situations, both men and women, I pray for you today, May God give you wisdom to make the right decisions before it is too late. In Jesus’ name.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has vowed that Osinachi Nwachukwu will get justice following the nationwide uproar elicited by her death.