COMIC actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, has recounted the days when he had suicidal tendencies before attaining his present celebrity status.
Ibu, the fifth Nigerian celebrity visiting the BBNaija housemates on Day 31, narrated his experience during the dairy session with `Biggie’ in the Diary Room.
The comic actor said he `nearly’ committed suicide during “his struggles in life.”
“Do you know that there was a day I prepared to kill myself in Ajao Estate; that day I was preparing to jump into a well because of the situation that surrounded me.
“Three days before that day, I had not eaten and I did not have hope of eating for the next week; I was only surviving on water and I hate it when I bother anyone.
“Most of my close friends were not bothered about my well-being even though it was obvious that I was not alright,”
“The friend I used to squat with threw me out of his house because he wanted to travel for Christmas and will not allow me stay in his house.
“From where I sat, there was a well; as I opened the lid and prepared to jump inside, the image of my mother face flashed through my mind.
“I quickly closed the well and began to wonder how my mother who at that time was alive knew that I wanted to kill myself; I went back and leaned on the wall,” Ibu said.
According to him, the song, “When I got my feet back again” by Michael Bolton being playing by a neigbour gave him hope and he decided to stay alive.
Mr Ibu joins other Nigerian entertainers like Emmannel Ikubese, Mr Nigeria; Falz the bad guy and Ice Price who had earlier visited the house.