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Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Linx1234: 1:50pm On Jan 16
Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that Music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti approached her for marriage in the eighties.

Onyeka revealed this in her new autobiography, titled My Father’s Daughter.

She, however, said she rejected Fela’s proposal during her visit to his club because of his other wives.

According to her, she is a possessive lover and did not understand Fela’s love for women.

Narrating how Fela proposed marriage, Onyeka wrote: “The second time I saw Fela was in 1984, a few years after I had returned from the United States. He had just been released from jail.

“He was arrested for attempting to travel with his band for a gig in London with the sum of 1,600 pounds for their hotel accommodation. At the time, carrying any amount of foreign currency was against one of the many decrees promulgated by the Buhari/Idiagbon military junta.

“After he was released from prison, Fela sent a mutual friend, the journalist Onuorah Udenwa who is now a US-based pastor, to bring me to his club. I thought that he probably wanted to thank me for speaking up for him, but that was not it.

“He never even mentioned the article I had written in solidarity with him. Fela wanted to marry me, and I was flattered. I thanked him for the honour of wanting me to become his consort, but I turned him down all the same.”

The music legend added that while she waited at the club to see him, she noticed that his Queen (dancer-wives) had been looking at her with scorn.

“They passed by often, whispering comments about me. They were downright hostile and quite obvious about it.

“I pointed this out to him and told him that I was a possessive lover and would not be able to cope as an appendage to his harem but Fela laughed.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/dailypost.ng/2021/01/16/why-i-rejected-felas-marriage-proposal-onyeka-onwenu/%3famp

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by amnesty7: 1:52pm On Jan 16
Unfortunately, Fela's side of the story cannot be heard now.

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by fuckingAyaya(m): 1:52pm On Jan 16
na una matter

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Ottyn01(m): 2:04pm On Jan 16
How does that consign us now angry

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by ObiOfOnistha: 7:13pm On Jan 16
Are you regretting not accepting or you are happy because I don't know how this tales by moonlight make #1 = $1

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by JuanJO(m): 7:14pm On Jan 16
Fela kuti was everywhere. Thank God for davido. Chioma my sis is now a verified baby mama embarassed embarassed


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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Nobody: 7:14pm On Jan 16
She looked like Yemi Alade then

Please I created a post. I need your contributions

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by abumeinben(m): 7:14pm On Jan 16
Hehehe.

So how okotie con be?

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by CasNova: 7:14pm On Jan 16
cool
Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by robosky02(m): 7:14pm On Jan 16
It would have been a straight YES if....

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Hezmatosky: 7:14pm On Jan 16
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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by DimIsaac10(m): 7:14pm On Jan 16
Inside life
Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Tobibami22: 7:15pm On Jan 16
Resemble yemi alade

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Tajbol4splend(m): 7:15pm On Jan 16
How many wives Fela got though

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by DoctorDree(m): 7:15pm On Jan 16
Lol
Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by boselarry: 7:15pm On Jan 16
Alright, that's another story for another day
Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by lekki1444: 7:15pm On Jan 16
cheesy
Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by drjprince: 7:16pm On Jan 16
Fela the real nigga grin

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by SoftP(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Thank God u did,
That Nigg was highly irresponsible.

Which grown ass Man will comfortably seat out with a sleekly pant and his manhood dangling while wrapping a puk of Marijuana if not mentally derailed.

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Aladine(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Baba Fela

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Triangles1(m): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Tales
Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by nams77: 7:16pm On Jan 16
This Fela of a guy is an enigma!

Just look at the pic with him on the saxophone grin


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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by FrankLampard: 7:16pm On Jan 16
Yea, I made it to the frontpage on NL, after many years.

Thank you Jesus, 2021 is going to be better.

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by faceland: 7:16pm On Jan 16
How can you agree to that nonsense?
I love Fela but if my daughter or sister say she wants to be wife number 1000th, I would disown that woman.

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Nijagogetsense: 7:17pm On Jan 16
How does this change the current evil despotic regime and Gestapo government we currently have in this shithole?

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by BadRadio: 7:17pm On Jan 16
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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by banmee(m): 7:17pm On Jan 16
I had a mad crush on her growing up.

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by dlaw70: 7:17pm On Jan 16
U are regretting

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Re: Onyeka Onwenu: Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal by Omoslim26: 7:18pm On Jan 16
Their collaboration would have been epic abd superfluous 2 renowned Giants coming together
it would have been wat a WOWUUU

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