By the age of 37, my mother had already lost two husbands. -Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu, a popular Nigerian singer, has revealed how her mother lost both of her husbands while she was a child.

The songwriter claimed that her late mother divorced twice before marrying her late father at the age of 37.

In an interview with a news station, Onwenu described her late mother Hope Onwenu’s suffering and sacrifice in providing a better life for her children.

Onwenu, who lost her mother at the age of 92 12 years ago, described her mother as a strong, powerful, and incredible woman.

She wrote:

“My mother, by aged 37, has lost two husbands. The first husband died just a year after the marriage,” she began.

Furthermore, the singer who is also the mother of two said:

“My mother had my elder sister just 8 days after her husband died. And the family took the child away from her because she refused to marry her late husband’s younger brother. So, she could not have access to her daughter for many years”

After some years, she was also married to one of the wealthiest men in town but at the end of the day, she lost him without inheriting anything. This woman never gave up as she married again to my father who was a self-made man and just when she would relax and have a good life he was involved in a motor accident and died.”

Having lost her father, Dickson Kanu Onwenu, at a young age, the female song writer explained that she grew up seeing her widowed mother care for her five children, which is why she is constantly involved and emotional when it comes to supporting widows.

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