Nigerian comedienne, Anita Asuoha, also known as Real Warri Pikin, disclosed that her suicide attempt made her venture into comedy.

In 2017 and 2018, she and her husband, Ikechukwu, owed a debt of 22 million Naira, she couldn’t move on with life, and suicide felt like an option.

In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the mother of three said starting comedy helped her heal from the trauma to become a motivator to others going through similar challenges.  

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All the videos wey I dey do that time, no be comedy to make people laugh o, na to motivate people to say, Area! Even though you dey owe debt, no worry, Federal government dey owe debt. No kill yourself. Take one step at a time. Problems must come.Take one step at a time. Problems must come.I think those things helped me heal like things wey I supposed to myself I go come dey tell others. Then I never pay the debt finish o. I go still go cry, come do video. Maybe God made me go through what I went through because he wanted me to be here”.

In conclusion of her message, Real warri pikin’ said she has been receiving testimonies of how her motivational talks stopped others from committing suicide.

Story: Justina Egye