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Onyeka Owenu: I married a Yoruba Muslim in 1984 and we have 2 children

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Onyeka Onwenu, an ace singer and actress, has opened up on her connubial relationship, revealing that she got married to a Yoruba Muslim in 1984.

The mother of two children brought this revelation to light in ‘My Father’s Daughter’, her memoir, which will be released on October 1, according to a report by The Nation.

In the autobiography, the 68-year-old movie star revealed how they fell in love more than three decades ago and how the union brought about the birth of her two sons — Tijani and Ibrahim.

“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.”

The autobiography also documents her life as a musician, activist, wife, mother, and politician as well as her formative contact with feminism.

The author shared how the war — between 1967 and 1970 — scalded her teenage life, the debilitating effects of successive realities, and how her family remained bound amid the frightening experience.

She also documented her years in America, the conflicts that were the products of being a migrant, her experience with workplace sexual harassment, and her decision to quit her job at the UN.

Speaking about the forthcoming book, Expand Press Limited, her publishers, described ‘My Father’s Daughter’ as a deeply personal account of Onwenu’s life spanning previously unknown details.

“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.”

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Mohbad: Protest at Nigeria High Commission in London

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Mohbad: Protest at Nigeria High Commission in London

Some Nigerians on Monday stormed the Nigeria House, London to protest over the circumstances leading to the death of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad.

The protesters who displayed different placards and banners demanded justice for the deceased.

They are calling on the government to carry out a thorough investigation into the cause of his death.

They also called on the police authorities to investigate those who were with the late singer at the time he passed away.

However, their demand was conveyed in a letter presented to an official of the High Commission.

Mohbad, a former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, died on September 12 at the age of 27, with the circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversy on social media.

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The Lagos State Police Command however inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the death on September 18, 2023.

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, aka Sam Larry, amongst others.

His corpse was exhumed on September 21, 2023, for an autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, tweeted in September 2023 that an autopsy had been concluded and the police were “awaiting results.”

In April, the toxicology test carried out to determine the cause of the music star’s death had been concluded.

The result was sent to the pathologist who carried out the autopsy to analyse and interpret it.

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Kemi Olunloyo ends long-standing feud with Davido

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Kemi Olunloyo ends long-standing feud with Davido

Investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo has publicly announced that she has forgiven Afrobeat superstar Davido, detailing the history of their conflict.

Kemi Olunloyo, who has often been critical of the singer, shared this development on her Instagram page, marking an end to their longstanding feud.

Olunloyo recounted the origin of their disagreement, which began on October 20, 2018. She stated that Davido disrespected her in three tweets to his then 8 million followers, calling her a mad woman, a drug addict, and making sexually harassing comments.

This backlash followed her reporting on his breakup with Chioma, which provoked the singer.

The journalist accused Davido of tarnishing her brand and reputation, noting that despite numerous industry insiders urging him to apologize, he never did. Over the years, this incident fueled her negative reports about him.

However, Olunloyo has now decided to forgive Davido and announced that she will no longer report on him or any related matters.

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She extended her best wishes to Davido, Chioma, their twins, his other children, and their forthcoming baby, wishing them happiness as a family.

She wrote;

“I will no longer report or post about David or anything or anyone pertaining to him as I promised after my 30 yrs retirement from Journalism. The same way Tunde Ednut and Linda Ikeji don’t post about me or Cardi B and the Shade room. News doesn’t work that way. Anyone should be able to post about anything anytime. I genuinely wish David and Chioma, their twins, all his children from other women and their upcoming baby well in their future endeavors as a happy family and will forgive Davido TODAY June 24th 2024 so help me God. To everyone in the Nigerian entertainment industry who intervened from October 20th 2018 (which happens to be the DOB of their late child in 2019) to June 24th 2024, I have let go. Everyone should move on. Nobody will be here in 2124.”

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Davido angry I denied him access to my body, not our daughter, Imade – Baby mama Sophia

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Davido angry I denied him access to my body, not our daughter, Imade – Baby mama Sophia

Davido‘s baby mama, Sophia Momodu, has responded to the lawsuit the singer initiated against her at the Lagos State High Court over the custody of their daughter, Imade.

Davido’s lawyers, Olaniyi Arije, Okey Barrah, and others, filed the lawsuit on 17 April 2024.

Responding to Davido’s lawsuit through her legal representative, Punuka attorneys & solicitors and Bimpe Ajegbomogun & Co, Ms Momodu, a niece of famous journalist Dele Momodu, refuted the allegations the singer levelled against her.

Among several allegations, Davido claimed Ms Sophia, 37, rejected a N200 million apartment in a gated community with a swimming pool and 24-hour power and water supply in Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, which he had purchased for the proper care of Imade.

The ‘Unavailable’ crooner claimed that Imade’s mother demanded he pay the nanny she hired $800 monthly, totalling $19,600 per year, as a lump sum.

He alleged that despite his efforts to ensure a better life for their daughter, Ms Momodu continued to treat him with unwarranted cruelty and caused him significant pain.

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However, reacting to Davido’s lawsuit, Ms Momodu stated that she only denied being intimate with the music star.

She revealed this in a statement on Saturday by her legal representatives, Punuka attorneys & Solicitors and Bimpe Ajegbomogun & Co., published in the Pulse.

It partly read: “David Adeleke and Sophia Momodu were in a relationship from 2014-2017 and 2020-2022. During this time, David provided financial support for their daughter, covering school fees, rent, and other living expenses, including the cars mentioned in the article. Sophia ended the relationship with David in July 2022. Since then, David has repeatedly threatened to make Sophia’s life miserable if she does not make herself available to him sexually.

“Sophia has never denied David access to their daughter, only access to her body and intimacy, which he has taken issue with. David is in a publicly known relationship, and Sophia wishes him well. She seeks to move forward in her life free from harassment and verbal abuse.”

The 37-year-old entrepreneur alleged that Davido abandoned Imade for over two years.

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Ms Momodu further alleged that the 31-year-old singer has chosen not to see their daughter or honour special events.

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“David has not seen our daughter since July 2022 by his own choice. Sophia has never denied him the opportunity to see his daughter. He has not reached out on special occasions, such as her birthday or Christmas, for the past two years, which has left his daughter distressed and questioning why her father has cut contact with her. Despite this, David posts images of her on social media to falsely portray himself as a supportive and active father.”

Additionally, the statement alleged that Sophia has solely shouldered expenses, including rent, living and travel costs, healthcare, and all other expenses related to their daughter in the last two years.

“Since July 2022, David has not fulfilled his financial responsibilities towards their daughter, leaving her school fees unpaid. Their daughter’s school has contacted him multiple times regarding the 2021/2022 school term fees and January 2023, with no response. Legal counsel was sought in February 2023, resulting in David’s father, Mr Adedeji Adeleke, eventually paying the outstanding fees. Despite this neglect, Sophia firmly maintains that the most crucial support David can provide their daughter is his presence and emotional support,’’ the statement read.

The entrepreneur said she initiated legal efforts to establish a formal co-parenting arrangement with Davido two years ago. Still, according to her, Davido and his legal team consistently refused to cooperate towards a mutually agreeable resolution.

Instead, she alleged they sought to discredit and isolate Sophia and their daughter using David’s social influence and network.

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