The final burial rites of gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu are to be performed on Saturday, June 25 in Abia State as announced by her family.
Osinachi died on April 8 at the National Hospital in Abuja. She is alleged to have died from health complications following years of assault.
The musician was well known for her hit song ‘Ekwueme’ which has been viewed over 70 million times on YouTube. She will be buried in her father’s compound in Isuochi, Abia State, according to BBC Igbo.
Some of her family members also told the news outfit that they plan to return the bride price, which her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, paid as part of her marriage rites.
Gospel singers Frank Edwards, Mercy Chinwo, Gozie Okeke and others on Tuesday held a night of tribute in her honour.
The event which took place at the Cathedral Church of Good Shepherd, Independence Layout, in Enugu was attended by other gospel singers like Evangelist Dan Ikeh, Ada Mabaka, DC Emmanuel and Osinachi’s former music group Glorious Singers.
Osinachi, 42, was a lead singer at the headquarters of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja.
She featured in several gospel songs like ‘Nara Ekele’ by Pastor Paul Enenche and ‘You no dey use me play’ by Emma.
The burial comes as the police have concluded investigation which included an autopsy. The result of the autopsy is yet to known as the case is before a court.
The police arrested Mr Nwachukwu on April 11, after Osinachi’s younger brother reported a case of culpable homicide against him.
The father-of-four is facing 23-count charges before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.