Suicide is one of the major problems in the society today. A lot of people had contemplated suicide as a result of depression, breakup, failure and other unthinkable situation.
Even in the entertainment house in Nigeria, the celebrities are not left out.
We are going to be speaking on 5 major celebrities in Nigeria that had one time or the other in their life thought of ending their life journey willingly.
1. Tee Billz
The news of Tee Billz’s attempted suicide went viral. Reports had it that he was going through a major family crisis after he had accused his wife of infidelity and neglect. He also accused his mother-in-law of bewitching him.
Prior to attempting suicide, he made series of posts on his Instagram page making known his intention to take his own life at the Ikoyi-Lekki bridge in Lagos. Thankfully, a few of his friends came to his rescue.
2. Toke Makinwa
Media personality, Toke Makinwa who lost her parents in a fire accident. She was also a victim of suicide attempt after her marriage with a fitness expert, Maje Ayida hit the rocks.
According to her, she suffered from a lot of depression and lost hope of living. Then one day as she was sitting in her bedroom a very strong thought came for her to drink a bottle of Dettol, just die to avoid the shame and ridicule.
“I was sitting in the bedroom one day. There was a bottle of Dettol in the bathroom and a thought came, very strong, “Just drink it and die. What’s the point? The whole world is laughing at you right now. Just end it.”
3. Tonto Dikeh
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh whose marriage to Churchill has been annulled after a series of accusations and backlash from both parties revealed that she suffered from depression in 2013 and attempted to take her life.
But because she is a very strong person who loves her self so much, she did not allow it eat her up so she enrolled in a depression class.
“I would say I have a great and strong personality. I love myself so much. I am not also as shy as most people think I am. I didn’t let depression eat me up.”
Nigerian rapper, Modupe-Oreoluwa Ola, aka Mo’Cheddah opened up about her secret battles with depression and suicidal thoughts in an interview with DANG Network in 2018.
The 29-year-old singer said she never knew hate till she came into the music industry, saying she was really hated by her much older colleagues, especially after she won the Channel O music award.
“The industry was hostile… I would be performing and they would turn off my microphone because the A-list artist doesn’t like me. I didn’t get it, I didn’t know there was hate… I never knew hate. How do I meet a legend and I kneel down to say hi to her and she is like ‘Get off me’, a woman I have looked up to for years, the industry was hostile,” she stated.
She went further to reveal how she almost took her life but had to stop because she knew her death would terribly affect her husband who was then her boyfriend.
“I felt as I had failed, especially because I had thought that business will pick up. They had so much hate for me, they started bad-mouthing me to people, to companies, to producers, so I was kind of blacklisted, so you know all that time people were saying, where is Mo’Cheddah, nobody wanted to work with me because they hated me and they wanted to do everything in their power to ruin me and I felt God forsook me, sadness consumed me.
“I googled ”there is this darkness inside me” and I saw a lot of people had it, they were talking about depression. The only reason I did not kill myself, first I didn’t know how I will kill myself. I thought about it so many times… I thought of drowning myself in the 3rd Mainland Bridge, at times I wanted it to be quick, so I will be praying that God should just kill me.”
5. Eva Alordiah
Nigerian rapper, Eva Alordiah, also took to her Instagram page on her 31st birthday which was on the 13th of August to reveal how she suffered depression and almost too her own life. She said it took her a long walk to get to where she is now.
From almost taking her own life to living her life with a single mission to help others live theirs better.
“Apparentlyyyyyy!!!! This is what 31 looks like. It’s been a long walk to get here, from almost taking my own life to being here now, living my life with a single mission to help you live yours better. I am blessed indeed.
Use me as proof that you can overcome too. The next year is going to be ooooohhhh so good, I am excited for what we will accomplish together. Thank you for your sweetness, you have made me feel more alive!”
Have Your Ever Thought Of Committing Suicide? Why?