I Didn’t Want My Marriage to End but It Could Have Killed Me: Onyeka Onwenu Says She Raised Her Kids Alone

I Didn’t Want My Marriage to End but It Could Have Killed Me: Onyeka Onwenu Says She Raised Her Kids Alone

  • Veteran musician, Onyeka Onwenu, has disclosed some personal information about her private life during a recent interview
  • The singer said her ex-husband was not there for the children because she raised them from kindergarten to masters degree level herself
  • Onyeka further said she is not an advocate of divorce but sent a strong message to men who refuse to take care of their homes

Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu, has during a recent interview with Kikelomo Atanda-Owo talked about her personal life and why she divorced her husband.

When Onyeka was asked about when a woman should draw the line between the love for their spouses, life of their children, and endurance of their sanity, she said:

"I went through It, was difficult, I really don't want my marriage to end but I could take it anymore, it could have killed me that is the truth.

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Onyeka Onwenu
Onyeka Onwenu opens up on her failed marriage. Credit: @onyekaonwenu
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"It is not good for the children to be in such an environment where the mother is depressed I raised my children from kindergarten to masters degree level."

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Any man who does not take care of his family is irresponsible

She further disclosed that her ex-husband did not pay school fees for one day or buy clothes for the kids or even take them for holidays but he is a generous man in public.

Onyeka further sent a message to men like her ex-husband:

"Anyman who has children, has family and decides not taking care of them, you have questions to answer from God, that means you are irresponsible."

The singer further said she felt relieved by opening up and a lot of women appreciated it because some of them are facing similar situations.

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She finally explained that she is not an advocate of divorce but whoever is going for it should do it peacefully.

Watch the video below:


Nigerians have reacted positively to Onyeka's revelation.

Legit.ng picked some of the comments, read below:


"You are a great speaker Ma. No stuttering, no breaks and not even reading from a book."


"In one way or the other will surely give an account of it."


"When marriage is no longer a bed of roses, then one as to decide ontime before it is too late. I can relate to this."


"He will surely have to answer God."

Speak up only if domestic violence or emotional abuse is involved

Legit.ng previously reported that ex-Nollywood star, Caroline Hutchings dished out words of advice for couples and how they should avoid social media.

The entrepreneur noted that mistakes made in marriages should be addressed and worked on privately without bringing dirt to the public.

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Hutchings also advised that couples should go for counselling if there is a need and they should only speak up when there are cases of domestic violence or emotional abuse.

Source: Legit.ng

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