Musician Wendy Shay has revealed that her new single ‘Survivor’ was inspired by the death of Nigerian Gospel singer Osinachi.
According to her, when she heard the phenomenal singer had passed due to allegedly being abused by her husband, music was the only way she could express her anger.
In an interview with Glitch Africa, Wendy Shay said that she understands that a broken heart is universal and could affect everyone.
“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.
The Rufftown Records signee said, “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.”
Wendy Shay also noted that the song was personal for her. She explained that everyone could experience a broken heart. In the song she talks about surviving a relationship and learning from it.
“It (broken heart) doesn’t know if you are an artiste or you are a star or whatever, it can happen to a man it can happen to a woman.”
Gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu was reported dead on April 8, 2022.
She was said to have died as a result of domestic violence she suffered from her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
However, Mr Nwachukwu has on numerous occasions denied killing his wife. In early June 2022, while being escorted to the Abuja High court, he told journalists that his wife died from lung cancer.
Mr Nwachukwu also insisted that contrary to public opinion, he never hit his wife, Osinachi.
Despite his claim of innocence, the Federal Government has slammed homicide charges against the late singer’s husband.
Mr Nwachukwu is standing trial on a 23-count charge bordering on domestic violence and homicide.