Sunday, April 21, 2024
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“I attempted suicide three times” – Comedian Destalker says

It’s unfortunate to hear that Nigerian comedian Destalker struggled with depression to the extent that he attempted suicide multiple times. Depression can be a serious and debilitating condition, and it’s essential for individuals experiencing it to seek support and help.

Destalker’s experience highlights the challenges many people face in finding employment and navigating career aspirations, particularly in environments with limited opportunities and support systems. The pressure and expectations from family members can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness.

His openness about his struggles with depression is commendable and can help raise awareness about mental health issues, especially within the context of the entertainment industry where there may be additional pressures and expectations.

It’s crucial for individuals facing similar challenges to reach out for help and support from friends, family, or mental health professionals. No one should have to navigate mental health struggles alone, and there are resources available to provide assistance and guidance through difficult times.

Speaking in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, DesTalker said:

“I graduated with a degree in Public Administration but couldn’t get a job. So I started doing okada [commercial motorcyclist]. But the truth is, I already had it on my mind that I didn’t want to work for anybody. You must have a blueprint of what you want to become even though the country has its own blueprint waiting for you.

“I was struggling. It wasn’t easy. There were a lot of distractions and it got to a point where I was suicidal. I attempted suicide three times. I think nobody has heard this part of me. That was when I realized that even I couldn’t take my life. I now believe that when you’re suicidal, your miracle is close. The devil doesn’t just want you to attain it. The closer you are to your destiny, the more difficult the challenges. That was my story.”

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