Wendy Shay has revealed that the death of Nigerian gospel musician Osinachi Nwachukwu served as the inspiration for her latest song, “Survivor.”
The singer said in an interview with Glitch Africa that she could only vent her “rage” via song after she learned of the musician’s demise as a result of suspected domestic violence by her spouse.
According to Wendy Shay, the song is intended to give women in abusive relationships the confidence to speak up, and it also serves as a broken heart song for both men and women who have experienced emotional wounding.
“So I decided to do a song to empower women, especially those who are in abusive relationships. What really gingered this song was when I heard the death of the late Nigerian Gospel singer Osinachi,” she said.
She added, “that was the only way I could display my anger, through music and I want every woman and in some cases men to tap into that energy to let out any anger in them.”
Top Nigerian gospel singer’s husband Peter Nwachukwu has filed a not guilty plea to all charges relating to her death and alleged domestic violence. She passed away in April in Abuja.
Her hit gospel song ‘Ekwueme’ has received 77 million views on YouTube.
In total, Peter Nwachukwu is accused of 23 offences.
Some of them concern culpable homicide, which is an offence that carries the death sentence, as well as emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse in relationships.