Kanayo O Kanayo, a Nollywood actor, has disclosed that he came close to committing suicide at one time in his life.
The 60-year-old actor mentioned this while recalling his boyhood in Enugu State, where he lived with his older brother.
Kanayo stated that one day, while peddling agidi, he intended to commit himself to end his agony.
“I used to hawk Agidi in the streets of Enugu,” the renowned actor told Newsmen. “One of those terrible days, while crossing Abakpa Bridge to hawk Agidi, he peered into the deep water when a voice pushed him to plunge into the sea and end his misery.”
““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.”
The 60-year-old actor said he has not done anything bad and had to do menial jobs to make ends meet.
“My brother’s wife, whom I lived within 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 added that he had to do menial jobs to support his family as he was not born with a silver spoon.
“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 children don’t go back to where I started from,” Kanayo said.
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