Ace Nigerian rapper Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI, along with his wife Eniola Mafe, have shared their experience with a medical practitioner, Aproko Doctor, on how they both deal with a neurodevelopment disorder called “‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, ADHD.
The couple made this known in a podcast interview, where they discussed how they manage their condition by prioritizing effective communication and understanding.
The singer and wife revealed that they have been battling with the disorder since childhood and it has persisted into adulthood.
Mafe, who disclosed that she was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 19, said that the disorder affected her while she was in school.
she further said:
“It’s not this thing you can cut out. It’s actually who you are. It is actually how you think, accept the world, accept rejection, and everything else. It was for me to realize all the things that didn’t seem to make sense about me.
“It affected me in school. My inability to gather thoughts.”
On his part, the ace rapper said:
“For me, my childhood was just that I loved music. It was tough for me to read in class, probably because I wasn’t paying attention. If I were really interested in something artistic, I would excel really well, while my school was suffering for it.
“By the time I went to college, I figured out that the ADHD thing was me, and I still couldn’t connect the two dots together. I think the first time that I really got a sense of how much it can control a person was in our relationship when Eni would explain.
And I googled it, and it was almost like a weight off my shoulders. I can look back at some of those things differently now that they were always going to be part of my journey in life.“
Some Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty paying attention, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity.
The Abagas got married in September 2022 in a colorful traditional and white wedding held in Lagos.
Story: Hilda Katu