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Onyeka Owenu Reveals How She Wants To Be Buried When She Dies



Onyeka Owenu Reveals How She Wants To Be Buried When She Dies

Veteran Singer and writer, Onyeka Onwenu has described how she wants her funeral to be organized when she dies.

According to her, she does not want a lavish and high-profile burial as she wants to be buried quickly, quietly, and privately without any public attention.

She explained that her late mothers dying wish were granted as she had wanted to have a lavish and expensive burial. She intimated that for her, she would like her burial to be private and simple with prayers, lunch or dinner afterwards.

Writing for PremiumTimes, Onyeka wrote: “I told a friend just days before the most outrageous burial of Innyom Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu in Oba, Anambra State in July that I had given my family instructions on how to bury me when my time comes. Do it quickly, quietly and privately. Celebrate me with prayers, lunch or dinner afterwards. Share some jokes about me and laugh. Mourn, yes, but not excessively. Make merriment and then go about your business. If my friends want to celebrate me, they should do so while I am alive, so that I can enjoy it with them, not when I am gone and have no idea about this. That is me Onyeka Onwenu.

“My mother, on the other hand, wanted a different burial and I promised to give her want she wanted. On her hospital bed, just three days before she passed away, I reinforced that promise – it was important to her and she died knowing that I would keep my word. Hope Onwenu’s burial was nothing like what took place in Oba recently but it was elaborate and pretty expensive. Still I had the satisfaction that I kept my promise.

“The point I make here is that there are different strokes for different folks, even within a family. I do not condemn anyone for how they mourn, with their hard-earned money but I am very uncomfortable with lavish display of wealth on any occasion, especially in a time of hardship and lack for most others. The burial of Obi Cubana’s mother was not only lavish, it was obscene and insensitive. It sent all the wrong signals at a time when Nigeria is wracked with widespread poverty and lack.


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