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Why I wanted to kill myself – Kanayo O Kanayo


Kanayo claims he has done nothing wrong and has had to work menial jobs to get by.

"I almost committed suicide" – Nollywood actor Kanayo O Kanayo

Kanayo O Kanayo, a veteran Nollywood actor, has disclosed that he nearly committed suicide when living with his elder brother in Enugu State at some time in his life.

As he recalled his traumatic childhood experience, the 60-year-old actor said.

“I used to hawk Agidi on the streets of Enugu and in one of those dark days, while I was crossing Abakpa Bridge to hawk Agidi, I looked into the deep water when a voice urged me to jump into the water and end my suffering.

“I was a small boy carrying this heavy thing on my head. But I did not listen to that voice and luckily for me, I finished selling all agidi.”

“My brother’s wife, whom I lived with those days in Enugu, did not want to know your age; she would give me dozens of agidi on my head, and God save me if I returned home with some unsold items with the kind of beating I would receive that day.

“If you are familiar with Enugu State, I used to hawk agidi from New Haven to Abakpa, a long distance.”

He went on to say that because he was not born with a silver spoon, he had to work menial jobs to support his family.

“I have gone through the thick and thin of life. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. But I want to make sure that my children don’t go back to where I started from,” Kanayo said.

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