Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, recounts how she attempted to commit suicide more than one, while speaking about her mental health.
Speaking in a recent interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on ‘Bounce Live Radio’, Tiwa Savage revealed that she nearly took her own life after she was bullied as a black kid in London as she moved to London with her mother at age 10.
She said: “I was teased so bad. They used to call me ‘African girl’, ‘Foo foo’, ‘Your food smells’ and so on. It was terrible. It was so bad that I literally tried to kill myself two times. I was really depressed.”
On why she decided to lend her voice to the #EndSars protest.
“When someone loses a life…I’m just thinking that there is a mother out there who has lost a son because of police brutality. Like I said I know people around me who have experienced terrible terrible brutality from police officers. How can I be in Nigeria and not lend my voice, my platform to something like that? Because people close to me have experienced frightening situations,” she said.