Renowned comedian, Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha, popularly known as Real Warri Pikin, has opened up about how her personal struggle with suicidal thoughts led her to pursue a career in comedy.
She shared that her decision was driven by a desire to inspire and uplift others who may be facing similar challenges.
Real Warri Pikin had previously revealed that she grappled with thoughts of suicide between 2017 and 2018 due to a financial debt she and her husband, Ikechukwu, were burdened with.
However, in a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, the mother of three disclosed that embarking on a comedy journey played a pivotal role in her healing process, allowing her to overcome the trauma she had experienced.
She said, “All the videos wey I dey do that time, no be comedy to make people laugh o, na to motivate people say, Area! Even though you dey owe debt, no worry, Federal government dey owe debt. No kill yourself. Take one step at a time. Problems must come.
“I think those things helped me heal like things wey I supposed to myself I go come dey tell [others]. Then I never pay the debt finish o. I go still go cry, come do video.
“Maybe God made me went through what I went through because [He wanted me to be here].” (sic)