Famous singer Onyeka Onwenu has opened up on how she endured abuse in her marriage.
The music legend, in a recent interview on ‘Real Talk with Kike,’ revealed the many difficulties she dealt with while with her ex-husband.
The 70-year-actress, who is also known as the elegant stallion, said she decided to opt-out of her marriage when it became obvious that she would die if she remained in it.
“It was difficult because I really didn’t want my marriage to end but I could not take it anymore. It would have killed me. I always say it and that is the truth,” she began.
Continuing, she said, “And it was not good for the children to live in that kind of environment where the mother is depressed, the mother is carrying the weight of the whole family.
“My husband didn’t pay school fees for one day, didn’t buy clothes, didn’t pay for holidays, didn’t give me housekeeping money, hard to believe. Any man who doesn’t take up the responsibility of taking care of his family, will answer to God. I decided to write about it because women, we keep quiet for too long. We take so much and you’re dying. And once I opened up, I felt this relief that a lot of women who read it would say, thank you for talking about this. ‘We know now that we ought to free ourselves,” she said.