Veteran musician, Onyeka Onwenu popularly called elegant stallion in a recent interview, shed light about rumours about her having a secret marriage with former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Onwenu in an interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said the accusations that she slept with Obasanjo and had a secret marriage with the former President are false.
Speaking further, Onwenu noted that she was accused while growing up of sleeping with many big men in Nigeria.
The veteran singer said: “I was accused of sleeping with Sunny Ade, Fela and Obasanjo.
“They even went to the extent of saying I got married to Obasanjo secretly. If he approached me to marry him, why would I keep it a secret? We would have made it public so that was funny.”
Asked about what marriage to her ex-husband was like, the ‘One love ‘crooner said:” The marriage was incredible, it was incredibly beautiful, it was passionate. We were friends. We were the sort of friends who could stay in the house for a month without stepping out and we were pre-occupied, reading (the) newspaper, doing whatever. He was a very good friend.
“But sometimes when things happen to people they changed and sometimes, instead of taking it out on the people who have caused the problem, it’s expedient to take it out on the closest people to you, that happened. Why did I take it for so long? Because I loved him and I loved my children and my children loved their father. So you make sacrifices because of the family. But there comes a time when you have to say, I’ve done enough of the sacrificing and if you really care about the children, you save yourself, because it could have killed me, it could have killed me. So, you save yourself.
“I was going down and then, my brother comes in.
“It took my brother calling me aside one day to say ‘you’re losing yourself.”