Nigerian gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu allegedly died of perpetual domestic abuse from her husband, new reports suggest.
News broke on Friday night that the singer had passed away at a hospital in Abuja. The cause of her death had been revealed as throat cancer.
But friends and colleagues close to Minister Osinachi have said otherwise.
Heartwrenching stories shared on social media indicate that her husband Mr Nwachukwu always maltreated her but she kept it a secret from the public, failing to report him to authorities or leave the marriage.
She was reportedly admitted to a hospital about two months ago, where she had been on life support after her husband kicked her in the chest while beating her.
Some friends of Osinachi who encountered her husband say he was a “control freak”.
He was reportedly her manager and controlled all spheres of her music career – including her social media accounts, and bank accounts and even received payments of all bookings but only gave her little.
Read the accounts shared by friends and loved one’s below
The husband is reportedly in the grips of the police over her death.
Osinachi, who is known for her angelic voice, was famous for her feature on the hit song “Ekwueme” by Prospa Ochimana, released in 2017.
She is survived by her husband Peter and four children. She was 42.
May her soul Rest in Peace.