Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has stated that she once attempted suicide over criticisms and negative perceptions about her personality.
The controversial actress disclosed this during a recent Tedx where she recounted her past struggles with suicidal thoughts and how she finally managed to leverage the controversy.
“For years, I allowed the controversy to break me because I was not using it. Every time someone says a negative thing about me, I would go home and absolve it. I never knew what to do with it, I was stagnant,”
“I let negativity got to me so much that I became what people thought I was. Then, if you call me a fool, I’ll act like one for you because I was in pain and need to let people know they’re hurting me.
“One day, I was in my room and was so tired. God knows that I was so tired that I took a bottle of sniper and drank it all.
“I just wanted it to be over. It was too much for me that I couldn’t control it. In my mind, I knew who I am but you’re telling me I’m someone else.
“I am probably one of the most controversial persons on earth, proudly. The only reason why I can be proud of it is that I’m not fighting it, I’m using it for my advantage, I’m using it for my growth, for my satisfaction,” she added.