Real Warri Pikin narrates how she attempted suicide in 2018 over N22m debt
Anita Asuoha, the Nigerian comedian better known as Real Warri Pikin, has shed more light on how she nearly committed suicide over financial issues some years ago.
Last year, the comedian revealed that she attempted to take her own life in 2018 over a debt of N22 million.
In the latest edition of #WithChude, the podcast hosted by Chude Jideonwo, the media personality, the 32-year-old comedy actress recalled how she was taken to “three different hospitals” before she regained consciousness.
“In 2017/2018 I had issues. Actually, I and my husband had issues, financial issues because we were in debt and everything. Then, I attempted suicide on June 6, 2018, but I didn’t die,” she said.
“Then they carried me to three different hospitals. In the last hospital when I woke up, I was like so I didn’t die? That meant God didn’t want me to die.”
She said the aftermath of her suicide attempt inspired her to venture into comedy “so I can use my story to heal people”.
“Then I told God that I was going to use my story to heal people because I felt like he didn’t allow me to die because he wanted my story to touch people’s lives,” she said.
“To me, it wasn’t a story that I was supposed to keep to myself and I knew the fastest way to do it was online.
“Then I had a small itel phone which I used. If you check, all the videos I did then wasn’t comedy to make people laugh but comedy to motivate people. I was always like even if you’re owing debt, the federal government is also owing debt, so you don’t need to kill yourself.
“Just take it one day at a time. So I think those things helped me heal because things I was supposed to tell myself, I was telling people.”