Lovers of ever green music will not forget ‘Wait for me’ the popular collaboration, veteran musician, Onyeka Onwenu had with the revered King Sunny Ade years back. As a result of the chemistry the veteran musicians portrayed in the song, many believed the duo would have had a romantic relationship together.
In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Onwenu stated that many people even swore that she had a daughter for the Juju music crooner.
“Sunny Ade is my colleague, my respected colleague, we did songs together. It took me years to live it down. I think it was at his 70th birthday celebration that people realized that this people were just working, doing good work together. Some people swore that we had a daughter. I wish I had a daughter. I have two boys, I raised three boys. Yes I wanted a girl, I never had a girl. If I had a girl won’t you have seen her or known her? But it comes with the territory. Sometimes, you have to look at it as a compliment.
“At one point, one magazine linked me with four men at the same time. People want to sell their newspapers. This was rampant in the 80s and the 90s.It brought down a lot of female musicians. It brought them down, they left the scene, and they never came back. I refuse that it will bring me down. I took on some of the stories. I went to court, I won. I won the cases. I went to court because my mother is usually the one that tells me to ignore them. But she said, ‘if you don’t go to court, I am going.’ So I took that person to court and I won. They never paid up, but it wasn’t about the money”.
Speaking further, the ‘One Love’ singer added that in showbiz, every publicity is good publicity.
“I like to tell people that in show business, every publicity is good publicity. It was good publicity for me, it wasn’t that good but I made it into something good”.