Onyeka Onwenu who notably keeps her personal life private, often declining to mention or release any information concerning her relationship has finally opened up.
The ace singer and actress opened up for the time in her new memoir titled ‘My Father’s Daughter’.
In the autobiography, Onwenu, 68, revealed that she got married to a Yoruba Muslim in 1984 and the union produced two sons named Tijani and Ibrahim who later changed his name to Abraham.
“In this book, I am, perhaps for the very first time, setting the records straight with respect to my connubial relationship. Yes, I was married. I married a man I fell in love with in 1984,” she said.
“We have two children: Tijani and Ibrahim. (Ibrahim later changed the first letter of his name from I to A, and thus became Abraham.) My husband is Yoruba, and was a Muslim when we met.”
Speaking about the forthcoming book, which is set to be released on October 1, Publishers of the book, Expand Press Limited, stated that ‘My Father’s Daughter’ is a book that deals with Onwenu’s personal life.
“On the marriage front, she explores challenges women face and how she refused to shrink herself to accommodate her husband’s insecurities about her fame,” it said.
“It’s a memoir young persons must read. Women especially will glean numerous lessons from her life experience since successful women in Nigeria rarely share their story in a candid manner.”