Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed how the quick intervention of Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy and artiste manager, Tee Billz saved her from suicide.
She made the revelation on Instagram while reacting to the demise of Izuchukwu Madubueze, a US-based Nigerian entrepreneur that committed suicide in July after he was falsely accused of rape. His demise led to the Twitter hashtag #JusticeforIzu.
Comparing the incident to hers, Dikeh wrote, “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 didn’t hate me; I wanted to badly stop the hurt but it just kept coming so strong. I knew I was ready, I mean the pain was excruciating. Today was a perfect day to die I said.”
Dikeh added, “God spared me; God showed me how much love he had for me that day. Shout out to @teebillz323 @donjazzy for coming to my rescue; I honestly pray for you every day. Thank you can never be enough but thank you.
“There is always light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t overemphasize 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 a true love for oneself. Suicide has never been and will never be the answer, don’t give any situation so much power over your life.
“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 battlefield, you must continuously guard it. Take charge of your life, optimism is the key. Learn to care less about others’ opinions about you, because that speaks more of who they are than who you are! Learn to know and walk who you are, learn to speak positivity into your soul. Depression is an illness and love is medicine. Love yourself enough to seek help. Let love lead”.