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Intimate Partner Violence Against Famous Women In Africa: What Drives It ? The Deaths Of Singer Osinachi And Agnes Tirop

The Oasis Reporters

April 9, 2022


Osinachi Nwachukwu, Agnes Tirop (right)….allegedly killed by insecure husbands

Gospel Singer Osinachi Nwachukwu’s death is touching the Nigerian community deeply. Commentators in the media are pointing accusing fingers at her husband.

After all the tears have been shed, what would Nigerians want done about intimate partner violence ?


Late last year, Africa was deeply saddened when sensational Kenyan athlete and world record holder, Agnes Tirop was found stabbed to death at her home in the western town of Iten in Kenya.


Agnes Tirop, died in the hands of her husband who allegedly killed her.


The fact that the police arrested her husband in connection with the death brought the subject of domestic violence to the fore in Kenyan discourse. Population and reproductive health researcher Yohannes Dibaba Wado shares his insights into how widespread it is and what must be done to address it.

Something has to be done towards ending intimate partner violence.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that almost one third of women experience some form of physical and or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. According to the WHO, as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.

In Kenya, according to the most recent national data (which was published in 2014), overall, about 41% of women reported having experienced physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners in their lifetime. About two-fifths of those women reported physical injuries from the violence.

The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey indicated that about one in four women reported physical or sexual violence from a partner in the 12 months before the survey. This means it could be more prevalent and widespread than thought.

These steps are all needed, and all important. Something has to shift in order to protect women and girls from this violence.

When the news broke that singer Osinachi Nwachukwu had died, Seun_Ayo @Priesthood10 imagine someone coming the news saying Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu had divorced her husband, some people would have come online to rant disappointment at a so called gospel saying all what not..:

But then, the worst news came out yesterday, she’s dead and that’s because she stayed in an abusive marriage..

Lagos Cinematographer @naturalboifilmz commented thus:
“I’m 100% sure there’s that one pastor or family member Osinachi Nwachukwu
respects a lot that always advises her, saying “God hates divorce” “endure, your husband will change”. This is reality of lot of people right now, I hope y’all find courage to leave now before they kill you”.

Singer Osinachi touched lives. On the surface of it, apparently with her husband.

Osinachi Nwachukwu.






Award winning singer Frank Edward has been quoted as having given an opinion on this issue. And it is expected that singers would talk to each other, revealing what they may be passing through.


Hence such opinions should be taken seriously.















The report by Yohannes Dibaba Wado , Associate research scientist, African Population and Health Research Center published in The Conversation
was included in this report.

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Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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