King Sunny Ade finally opens up on relationship with Onyeka Owenu
Legendary musician, King Sunny Ade, who is also a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has dismissed insinuations that he dated veteran singer, Onyeka Onwenu in the past.
There were insinuations in certain quarters that the duo were engaged in a romantic relationship following the release of “wait for me” years back.
It’s been 30 years since the song’s release and King Sunny Ade is 70. He decided to address it finally. In an interview with TheNETng, he said: “At that time we did the song to guide kids against unwanted pregnancy, if i remember very well it was organised by Hopskins University of America.”
The legendary said, “we recorded the song as call and response, it was a pure gimmick and the fans bought it, it led to a lot of rumours that made the song big. But In reality, Onyeka is my colleague, my sister and a good woman. I never had a crush on her, we play together on stage everytime.”
He said, “I didn’t have any crush on Onyeka then. Even before that song, we had recorded some songs together. She was just a colleague. She is a good woman. We did that song just for us to teach the young people the essence of having a healthy relationship.
“It is just by his grace that He has made it possible for me to live up to this age. He alone has given me strength to perform. I love what I do and that is why I can never be tired. I came back from the US and I was told I had to perform somewhere and I went. I am never tired and my age will not slow me down.”