Njideka Onyekwelu2010

Name
Njideka Onyekwelu
Given names
Njideka
Surname
Onyekwelu
Married name
Njideka Ojukwu
Married name
Njideka MENDS
Married name
Njideka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU
Birth
Death 2010

Family with parents - View this family
father
C.T. Onyekwelu
mother
Elina-Nwamama Onyekwelu
herself
Family with Dr. MENDS - View this family
husband
Dr. MENDS
herself
Family with Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU - View this family
husband
herself
son
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu (Jnr.) OJUKWU
son
Okigbo OJUKWU
daughter
Mmegha OJUKWU
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Elizabeth Okoli - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Elizabeth Okoli
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Stella Onyeador - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Stella Onyeador
step-daughter
Ebele OJUKWU
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Mary Theresa - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Mary Theresa
step-child
Tenny HAMAN
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Victoria - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Victoria
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Bianca Odinaka Olivia ONOH - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Bianca Odinaka Olivia ONOH
step-daughter
Chineme OJUKWU
step-son
Afam OJUKWU
step-son
Nwachukwu OJUKWU

Note

Among the late Ikemba’s numerous wives who he married after each separation or divorce was Njideka Onyekwelu, his second wife. They were married in 1964. Njideka had earlier been married to one Dr. Mends, with whom she had a set of twins, a boy and a girl, before they separated.

According to an insider account, Njideka and Ojukwu were said to have met through their fathers who were friends and business partners. After their first encounter, they met again three years later at a tube station in London. A relationship ensued soon afterwards and was subsequently cemented through marriage, which produced three children, two of whom were named Emeka (Jnr) and Okigbo.

Describing the kind of husband the late Ojukwu was, Njideka had said: “He is just a very kind man, very polite, not intrusive. He cared less about what happens in the kitchen; he just settles for whatever you offered him. He respected me and my opinion a lot. Later, when the children got across to him, he would ask them what my opinion was on issues and I loved him immensely in return.”

Njideka and Ojukwu, according to a source, had what was called ordinance wedding then and the reception was in the family house, Eastern House in Lagos. Ojukwu married Njideka when he was the 5th Battalion Commander and they stayed on till he was appointed the governor of Eastern Region. The marriage reportedly ended in separation in Cote d’Ivoire when Ojukwu decided to take a second wife. Njideka was alleged to have left him angrily.

  1. Generation 1
    1. Njideka Onyekwelu, daughter of C.T. Onyekwelu and Elina-Nwamama Onyekwelu, was born in Nawfia, Njikoka L.G.A, Anambra State, Nigeria and died in 2010. She married Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, son of Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu OJUKWU OBE.

      Njideka Onyekwelu and Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU had 3 children.