Osinachi Nwachukwu was a famous Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and music minister whose angelic voice uplifts many souls. She was born on 12th November 1979 in Isuochi, Abia state in the south eastern part of Nigeria and died on 8th April 2022. She was 42 years old when she died. The Abuja-based gospel artiste came to the limelight with the release of Ekwueme, which is one of the best gospel songs of all time with commercial success.
She also appeared as a featured artist on top-tier gospel singles such as Nara Kele and You No Dey Use Me Play. Osinachi Nwachukwu passed away on the 8th Of April 2022 after a health issue caused by injuries sustained from an assault of domestic violence.
Osinachi Nwachukwu was an Igbo woman who hailed from the South-Eastern region. She was born as a twin on the 12th Of November 1979. Her twin sister is Mrs Amarachi Grace Eze. She has another sibling named Favour Made.
Her ancestral home is in Isuochi town, in Abia State. However, she spent her formative years residing in Enugu City alongside her family. She comes from a middle-class background, but her parents ensured that she didn’t lack any good things while growing up.
Osinachi Nwachukwu grew up in a Christian household, which helped foster a deep love for God in her heart. She loved attending church fellowship with other brethren as a teenager and was fond of singing worship and praise songs in God’s honour.
She was mentored by Pastor A.K.A Ogene, who helped to grow her fear for God Almighty and the passion for working in the Lord’s vineyard. She joined the choir in her youthful days, which helped her develop musically. And in a couple of years, she became one of the leading vocalists in her church.
When Osinachi Nwachukwu grew older and got married, she moved to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Then she joined Dunamis International Church, which is headed by Pastor (Dr) Paul Enenche. The great man of God and General Overseer of the church later became her spiritual father.
Osinachi Nwachukwu completed both her primary and secondary school education in Enugu coal city of Enugu state, where she attended public school. She graduated from high school in 1996 after scoring good grades in her Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations. After which she obtains her Bachelor’s degree from a leading university in the South-East region and completed the mandatory NYSC in 2009.
As a member of Dunamis International Church, Osinachi Nwachukwu was an active chorister and often led the congregation in worshipping and praising God during service days. Although a chorister, Osinachi Nwachukwu was also a thriving gospel musician. Having discovered her musical gifts as a young teenager, she had taken to composing and recording gospel songs. Over the years, she released a couple of gospel songs with good numbers in the local market.
Osinachi Nwachukwu has been singing for decades but no one recognize her. However, it was in 2017 that she became a national celebrity. Her fame came after she was featured by Prospa Ochimana on the hit song, Ekwueme. The single thrust Osinachi Nwachukwu into the limelight in the Christian community as many believers loved the song and listened to it often. Ekwueme has become one of the top-tier worship songs to ever be released in Nigeria.
Later on, she was featured by her General Overseer, Pastor Paul Enenche on the song, Nara Ekele. This single was successful in the Nigerian and global gospel music scene. This song brought more recognition to Osinachi Nwachukwu‘s talent as a musician. She was also featured by singer Ema Onyx on the song, You No Dey Use Me Play. Before her death, the singer Osinachi Nwachukwu had a large number of fans following her on social media. She had over 100k followers on Instagram.
As a music evangelist, she was invited to minister gospel songs at denominational and inter-denominational events in Nigeria and other countries. She preached the gospel of Christ through spirit-filled songs. And she was described as the country’s foremost worship leader. People cry and get emotional to the tone of her voice and her angelic voice does signs and wonders.
Osinachi Nwachukwu passed away in the hospital on the 8th Of April, 2022. Before her death, she was married to Mr Peter Nwachukwu who is also a pastor. Their union had produced four children, three sons and a daughter. She resided with her family in a spacious and well-furnished house in Abuja City. At the time of her death, she was reported to have died from throat cancer. But recent reports have shown that she was a victim of Domestic Violence, which might have led to her premature death.
Close friends and family members have revealed that the Late Osinachi Nwachukwu was usually physically assaulted by her husband. The husband was also said to have inflicted emotional abuse on the deceased gospel singer. People close to Osinachi Nwachukwu have accused her husband of being responsible for her death. This is because she had suffered various injuries from when he assaulted her.
Even though she was uplifting souls with her songs, she was literally suffering abuse and domestic violence. She kept everything secret to the extent that she could not even tell her twin sister, her mother and her pastor that her husband is physically abusing her all the time. She kept every secret and was praying in her heart that her husband will change one day. Nobody knows that she was going through hell in her marriage until her death and that was when news starts flying and all the hidden secrets starts coming out.
As soon as the news hit the internet that the famous gospel music star was dead, there was outrage across different social media channels. Her husband Mr. Peter Nwachukwu has been arrested by the police, and the police have begun an investigation on the real cause of her death. Mr. Peter Nwachukwu was taken into custody on 11th April 2022.
Osinachi Nwachukwu was 42 years old at the time of her death and is survived by her four children, mother, siblings and husband. Before her death her net worth was estimated at $200,000. While she was alive, she made money from the royalties generated by her discography and the fee she was paid for performing at events. Her YouTube channel was also raking millions for her every month.
After several autopsy which was conducted on her lifeless body, it was confirmed that she was physically assaulted and abused on several occasion. Her mother also confessed that Osinachi husband denied her access to her daughter when she was still alive. While Osinachi twin sister made a public statement alleging that Mr. Peter Nwachukwu was abusing her sister both physically, emotionally and mentally.
Mr. Peter Nwachukwu is currently in police custody and will be arraigned before a competent court of jurisdiction where he will have the opportunity to defend himself and all the allegations leveled against him. If he is found guilty then he will be charged for murder and may be sentenced to life imprisonment.