Onyeka Onwenu opens up for the first time about her marriage and children in her new memoir

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Ace Nigerian singer and movie star Onyeka Onwenu has disclosed some very personal details about her life in her new memoir titled ‘My Father’s Daughter’.

The 68-year-old said she got married to a Yoruba Muslim in 1984 and the union produced two sons named Tijani Ogunlende and Ibrahim Ogunlende. Ibrahim later changed his name to Abraham.

In the autobiography, Ms. Onwenu revealed how she fell in love many years ago and how the union produced her two sons — Tijani and Ibrahim.

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,” Expand Press Limited, her publishers, said while describing the book.

“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.”

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 to 1970 — affected her life and her family.

She also documents 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.

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