Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh says she was close to committing suicide almost 10 years ago.
The movie star made this known via her Instagram page on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, while reacting to the video of a Nigerian, Izu, who read his suicide note before killing himself.
“This was me 9/10 years ago, I’m here because I believed there was much more to life than my situation… I wanted to badly believe God DIDNT hate me, I wanted to badly stop the hurt but it just kept coming so strong,” she wrote.
“I knew I was ready, I mean the pain was Excruciating. Today was a perfect day to die I said, 🤦♀️ SMH God spared me, God showed me how much love he had for me that day.”
She went on thank music mogul, Don Jazzy, and talent manager, Teebillz for coming to her rescue.
“Shoutout to @teebillz323 @donjazzy for coming to my rescue, I honestly pray for you every day. Thank you can never be enough but THANK YOU❤️💐,” she added.
Dikeh says suicide has and will never be the answer as she advised those going through tough times hold on.
“There is always light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t over emphasize how much Self love can save you. It’s impossible to stop the bullies but you can stop the ripple effect of their bully WITH TRUE LOVE FOR ONES SELF. Suicide has never been and will never be the answer, Don’t give any situation so much power over your life,” she wrote.
“Life isn’t duplicated, mistakes can be corrected, Life can be better, that pain wouldn’t last forever. Love yourself so much you get IMMUNE TO BULLIES… Spread Love Your mind is a battle field, you must continuously guard it.”
“Take charge of your life, optimism is the key. Learn to care less about others opinion about you, because that speaks more of who they are than of who you are!!”
“Learn to Know and walk who you are, Learn to speak Postivity into your Soul. Depression is an illness and LOVE is the Medicine. LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO SEEK HELP!! Let Love Lead #RIPTOEVERYLOSTVIASUICIDE Thank you @ubifranklintriplemg for inspiring this post.Proud of you too Bro.”
Dikeh joins the list of celebrities who have reacted to the now-viral video and shared similar experiences.