Chinedu Ikedieze, the veteran Nollywood star, who is popularly known as Aki, has revealed that he almost committed suicide.
He said he nearly killed himself when a doctor informed his mother that he has stunted growth.
Speaking in an interview with Chude Jideonwo in an interview published on Friday, the Nollywood star from Abia State in South-East Nigeria, said bullies nearly pushed him to end his life.
He told the media personality that “as a little boy, I wanted to do many things”.
“Something happened when I was nine years, six months.
“I remember the man (doctor) saying, ‘Madam (his mother) what he has is stunted growth’. I saw another word, ‘growth reradiation’.
“I was first of all looking for how to pronounce the word ‘reradiation’. That was when I started hearing these two words.
“While they were throwing those tantrums on me, I cried several times. It got bad that there were times I thought of ending it all. Thank God I did not grow up in Lagos. Third Mainland Bridge is not far,” he said.
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Ikedieze, who also noted that he and his siblings never had the typical parent-child bond, however, expressed gratitude to his mother, saying, “So, when I remember my mum’s input, how much she did to see us through, which would draw empathy, I’ll become emotional.
“I’ll want to call her and know how she’s doing. But you know that kind of relationship people have with their parents, I never had.”
BBNaija All Stars: Meet The Six Finalists
Big Brother Naija All Stars edition has entered its ultimate week with six finalists set to have a go at the N120m grand prize.
The finalists for this season’s edition include: Ilebaye, Mercy, Cee C, Cross, Adekunle and Pere.
During the Sunday live eviction show, Venita, Soma and Angel were the housemates evicted to leave the show with its finalists from which the winner of the edition would emerge.
Recall the show started with 20 housemates and later saw 4 new housemates joining them.
The show will finally come to an end on October 1, 2023.
Show host, Ebuka, on Sunday night however announced that already voting has commenced immediately to determine the winner of mega N120 million mega prize.
Venita, Soma, Angel Evicted From BBNaija All Stars
Housemates Venita Akpofure, Soma and Angel have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija All Stars edition.
The show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced the eviction on Sunday.
Housemates up for possible eviction for the week were: Adekunle, Pere, Venita, Soma and Angel.
Pere and Adekunle managed to scale through as they joined CeeC, Mercy, Ilebaye and Cross who had already been confirmed as finalists for this year’s edition.
The grand finale is slated to take place on Sunday, 1st October, 2023.
The housemates are competing for the N120 million grand prize.
Another Nollywood Actor Is Dead
Nollywood actor, singer-songwriter and filmmaker, Charles Granville, has passed away.
According to a statement by the family, the ‘Tinsel’ actor died “after a protracted illness on Thursday the 21st of September, 2023.”
The statement signed by a family member, Iyenemri Somiari Granville, added that “funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.”
Until his death, Granville chaired the Advisory Committee on Arts and Entertainment.
His filmography included ‘Last Flight To Abuja’, ‘Impossible Relationships’, ‘Dowry Man’ and a soon-to-be-released movie ‘Locked’.
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