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Why I rejected Fela’s marriage proposal – Onyeka Onwenu

Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that Music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti approached her for marriage within the eighties.

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

She, nonetheless, mentioned she rejected Fela’s proposal throughout her go to to his membership due to his different wives.

Based on her, she is a possessive lover and didn’t perceive Fela’s love for girls.

Narrating how Fela proposed marriage, Onyeka wrote: “The second time I noticed Fela was in 1984, a couple of years after I had returned from america. He had simply been launched from jail.

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“He was arrested for trying to journey along with his band for a gig in London with the sum of 1,600 kilos for his or her resort lodging. On the time, carrying any quantity of international forex was towards one of many many decrees promulgated by the Buhari/Idiagbon navy junta.

“After he was launched from jail, Fela despatched a mutual good friend, the journalist Onuorah Udenwa who’s now a US-based pastor, to carry me to his membership. I assumed that he in all probability needed to thank me for talking up for him, however that was not it.

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“He by no means even talked about the article I had written in solidarity with him. Fela needed to marry me, and I used to be flattered. I thanked him for the honour of wanting me to turn out to be his consort, however I turned him down all the identical.”

The music legend added that whereas she waited on the membership to see him, she seen that his Queen (dancer-wives) had been taking a look at her with scorn.

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“They handed by typically, whispering feedback about me. They had been downright hostile and fairly apparent about it.

“I pointed this out to him and advised him that I used to be a possessive lover and wouldn’t be capable of cope as an appendage to his harem however Fela laughed.”

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