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“You’re wicked & irresponsible” – Onyeka Onwenu tells Nigerian men who refuse to take care of their children

Legendary Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu, has slammed men who habitually abandon marital responsibility.

“Any man who has children, has a family and decides not to take care of them, such man would have to answer to God,” Onwenu said during an interview with public figure Kikelomo Atanda-Owo.

“It is an act of irresponsible and wickedness,” she said.

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, actress, human rights activist, social activist, journalist, politician, and former X Factor series judge.

Onwenu’s first album with PolygramIn The Morning Light, was released in 1984. Recorded in London, it featured the track “Masterplan” written by close friend Tyna Onwudiwe who had previously contributed to Onwenu’s BBC documentary and subsequently sang back-up vocals on the album.

After her fourth release, 1986’s One Love which contained an updated version of the song “(In the) Morning Light, Onwenu collaborated with veteran jùjú artist Sunny Ade on the track “Madawolohun (Let Them Say)” which appeared in 1988’s Dancing In The Sun.

This was the first of three songs the pair worked on together; the other two – “Choices” and “Wait For Me” – centred on family planning, and were endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria who used “Choices” in their PSA.

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