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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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It’s nobody’s business how many wives I marry – Yul Edochie

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Movie star and producer, Yul Edochie has stated he has the right to marry as many wives as he wants.

He spoke after many Nigerians criticised him for taking a second wife, who he unveiled last month with his son.

He said it’s nobody’s business how many wives he marry.

He tweeted: “I can marry 100 wives in one day and it should be nobody’s business as it his life and nobody should judge him. Shame on you all.”

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Ex-lover: Nobody said anything when Nkechi Blessing called me a 2-minute man

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Opeyemi Falegan, the ex-lover of Nkechi Blessing, has described the reactions of Netizens on his comment about the actress as “double standard”

Falegan said that the actress said a lot of demeaning about him with nothing done over them.

He wondered why his statements on her should be demonised.

According to him: “When she said I was a two minutes man, it was normal to everyone.

“When she said I was jobless, it was normal to everyone.

“When she said she fed me it was normal to everyone

“But when I revealed a little of her secret I became the bad one. Why the double standard?”

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JAMB denied my ambition to study law, Shan George

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Veteran actress Shan George has narrated how not meeting up with Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) cut off mark denied her ambition of being a lawyer.

The actress revealed this on an Instagram live with her fans saying she has no regrets because her dream of being a voice still transpired.

In her words “I wrote that wicked JAMB twice and when I could not meet up the cut off mark being that I had left secondary school so many years behind before I now started writing exam again so I could not really meet up with the cut-off mark. I would have been a lawyer, but I thank God because the reason I wanted to be a lawyer was that I wanted to have a voice, I have always desired to have a voice, and I have always desired to also be a person that will encourage others and also stand for injustice done to others and in that sense being in the job that I am today even gives me a bigger mouth at the end of the day,” she said.

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The filmmaker however noted that even though she didn’t get her dream job she has somehow managed to be friends with a lot of lawyers and have many as her role model.

“Unfortunately I didn’t become a lawyer but I am friends with many lawyers so if anyone is doing anything evil, I can still get the hand of the law to catch up with that person”, said Shan George.

Shan George who returned back to the screens recently has been involved in several upcoming movies including ‘Mountain Holiday’ a blockbuster that is Executive Produced by the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade.

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