Osinachi Nwachukwu: Hidden Truth About Osinachi’s Death
Osinachi Nwachukwu, a Nigerian gospel artiste, popularly known for her hit single, Ekwueme, died on April 8th, 2022. The singer allegedly died from domestic abuse from her husband, who was also her manager, Peter Nwachukwu. Osinachi died at a hospital in Abuja after spending some days there.
Her colleague, Frank Edwards, after the news of her death broke on the Internet alleged that her husband was abusive and that he often brutalised her.
Frank Edwards also said that on several occasions, the late Ekueme singer’s husband was in the habit of publicly insulting his wife.
Describing an encounter with the singer, Frank said, “One time in a studio, this man slapped her in the studio just because she wanted to record the song in Igbo against his will. She does not do anything on her own.”
“She would say, please beg my husband. She was at his mercy. I didn’t know the intensity of what she was going through; I didn’t know how somebody would be jealous of their wife or claim to love.
Kemi Olunloyo, a controversial Nigerian blogger, alleged that Frank Edwards was Osinachi’s secret lover and that her husband knew about their affair.
In an interview with BBC Igbo, the deceased mother, Madam Madu, also alleged that Peter Nwachukwu physically abused her late daughter. she claimed that Peter had vowed that Osinachi could leave their marriage only after death. She also alleged that Peter did not allow family members from the wife to visit. In her interview, Madam Madu mentioned that Peter did not inform the family when Osinachi died and that they heard it from an outsider.
She upheld that Peter’s maltreatment of her daughter was unbearable; and that he threatened to kill her countlessly. She said that whenever they pulled Osinachi out of that marriage, the husband would come pleading for her return, which she had always rejected, but that Osinachi would insist on going back as there is no splitting a union ordained by God.
News About Nigeria gathered that the Abuja Police command has arrested Peter Nwachukwu after the deceased’s younger brother filed a complaint of homicide. “He is now in our custody, the younger brother of the deceased reported the matter, and we have commenced an investigation,” Abuja police command spokeswoman Josephine Adeh said.
Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, said that Peter Nwachukwu, husband to the late popular gospel artiste, Osinachi Nwachukwu, is married to another woman.
The Minister spoke on Wednesday while she was featured as a guest on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria. She vowed that justice would be served as the matter would be followed to a logical conclusion.
The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Pastor Paul Eneche disclosed what he knew about the singer’s death in a video posted on his official Facebook page. He said that he couldn’t confirm or deny if the alleged domestic abuse contributed to Osinachi’s death, but he knew that she had respiratory health challenges. Pastor Paul said that Osinach and her husband came to see him about chest pain and respiratory distress, and he prayed for them. He said when the situation didn’t abate, he counselled them to seek medical advice that he assisted them in getting.
News About Nigeria understands that Osinachi was a lead singer at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre. She was featured in several popular gospel songs like “Nara Ekele” by Pastor Paul Enenche (Dunamis Abuja) and “You no dey use me play” by Emma.