Comedian Real Warri Pikin reveals how she attempted suicide
Nigerian comedienne, Anita Asuoha, better known by her stage name Real Warri Pikin has revealed that she once attempted to take her life about three years ago.
Asuoha, in an Instagram post on Sunday, said that in June 2018, her family was in debt to the tune of 22 million Naira and because she felt there was no hope for her ever paying back the money, suicide was the only option she thought she had left.
In the post, she shared two pictures of herself; in the first one, which appeared to have been taken recently, she was dressed in a pink and black suit, while in the second picture she is seen lying on a hospital bed with a drip attached to her hand.
“On the 6th of June, 2018, the only words I was hearing in my head were ‘end it now! give up already! No hope! You and Ikechukwu will never pay up the N22m debt! The suffering will never end! End it! End it!” Asuoha captioned her post.
“You will beg all the days of your life! Help will never come! Rent, school fees, bills are due you can’t pay! You and Ikechukwu salary put together in 5 years can’t pay back the debt End it! The banks, Friends etc. you owe won’t stop calling and embarrassing you. end it! The Shame and pain is too much and it will get worse. End it! End it now! God will never come truuuuuuuuu for you!”
The actress wrote that she gave in to her thoughts and attempted suicide as she was exhausted with her struggle.
But “Little did I know that my breakthrough was near and God was just preparing me for where he was taking me,” she wrote.
Having been through it, Asuoha advised her followers to never give up in life or give in to suicidal thoughts and cautions her friends, fans, and followers to always keep an eye on their mental health.
“Build capacity. Nobody owes you anything. Hope in God alone. Take only calculated risks. Problem nor dey finish. Balance your circle. Always check on your mental health. Don’t be hard on you.” (sic)