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Kanayo O Kanayo, a Nollywood actor, has disclosed that he nearly committed 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 said he wanted to end his agony by committing himself while selling agidi.


“I used to hawk Agidi in the streets of Enugu,” the legendary actor told Vanguard. “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 tiny lad with a huge burden on my shoulders. But I ignored that voice, and fortunately for me, I was able to sell all of the agidi.”

The 60-year-old actor claimed he had to work menial jobs to make ends meet because he had done nothing wrong.

“My brother’s wife, with whom I lived in Enugu at the time, did not want to know your age; she would beat me with hundreds of agidi on my head, and God help me if I returned home with any unsold products after that thrashing.”

“If you’re familiar with Enugu State, you’ll know that I used to sell agidi all the way from New Haven to Abakpa.”

He went on to say that because he was not born with a silver spoon, he had to work menial jobs to support his family.

“I’ve been through the ups and downs of life. I didn’t come into this world with a silver spoon in my mouth. “However, I want to make certain that youngsters do not end up where I did,” Kanayo stated.

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