Reactions As Onyeka Onwenu Narrates Why She Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal


By Oyinlola Awonuga-Balogun  (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)

Mixed reactions have trailed Nigerian singer’s Onyeka Onwenu recent revealation about how Music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti approached her for marriage in the eighties.

Onyeka revealed this in her new autobiography, titled My Father’s Daughter.

She, however, narrated how she rejected Fela’s proposal during her visit to his club because of his other wives.

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According to her, she is a possessive lover and did not understand Fela’s love for women.

Narrating how Fela proposed marriage, Onyeka wrote: “The second time I saw Fela was in 1984, a few years after I had returned from the United States. He had just been released from jail.
He was arrested for attempting to travel with his band for a gig in London with the sum of 1,600 pounds for their hotel accommodation. At the time, carrying any amount of foreign currency was against one of the many decrees promulgated by the Buhari/Idiagbon military junta.

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“After he was released from prison, Fela sent a mutual friend, the journalist Onuorah Udenwa who is now a US-based pastor, to bring me to his club. I thought that he probably wanted to thank me for speaking up for him, but that was not it.

“He never even mentioned the article I had written in solidarity with him. Fela wanted to marry me, and I was flattered. I thanked him for the honour of wanting me to become his consort, but I turned him down all the same.”

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The music legend added that while she waited at the club to see him, she noticed that his Queen (dancer-wives) had been looking at her with scorn.

“They passed by often, whispering comments about me. They were downright hostile and quite obvious about it.

“I pointed this out to him and told him that I was a possessive lover and would not be able to cope as an appendage to his harem but Fela laughed.”

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Mixed reactions however trailed the report with many Nigerians condemning the revelation stating that it is too late to be told.

Read some reactions:

Man has the possessive to lashes their libido on variable women at no time, the reasons David and Solomon had wives, Civilization brings discipline is the reason we are enslave to [email protected]

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Mama onwenu must complete this story o since na she start am… 😆@AkandeE99

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