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Family to bury late Gospel singer, Osinachi in father’s compound

...plans to return bride price

THE family of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, popularlly known as Ekwueme, says she will be buried in her father’s compound in Isuochi, Abia state.

Speaking on BBC Igbo over the weekend, the family also fixed June 25, 2022, for her burial.

The singer, who shot into the limelight with the hit track “Ekwueme“, which has been viewed 72 million times on YouTube, died in an Abuja hospital on April 8.

The 42-year-old was a lead singer at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre.

She featured in several popular gospel songs like “Nara Ekele” by Pastor Paul Enenche (Dunamis, Abuja) and “You no dey use me play” by Emma.

The mother of four was allegedly repeatedly brutalised by her husband, which later led to her untimely death.

It was initially reported that the singer died of throat cancer. Still, shortly after the news of her death went viral, her family and friends lamented that her union with Peter Nwachukwu was a violent one.

According to the BBC Igbo, the late gospel singer’s family will bury her in her father’s compound in Isuochi, Abia state.

Some of her family members also told BBC Igbo that they plan to return the bride price, which her husband, Mr Nwachukwu, paid as part of her marriage rites.

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