I attempted suicide three times – Comedian DesTalker

I attempted suicide three times – Comedian DesTalker

Nigerian comedian, Oghenekowhoyan Onaibe Desmond, better known as Destalker, has spoken up about his battle with depression and how it made him suicidal.

Destalker mentioned that following his university graduation, he struggled to secure employment, leading him to pursue a career as a commercial motorcyclist.

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The comedian revealed that his failure to land a lucrative job or make progress in his career, combined with pressure and frustrations from family members, pushed him into depression.

In the most recent episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, DesTalker mentioned

He said;

“I graduated with a degree in Public Administration but couldn’t get a job. So I started doing okada [commercial motorcyclist]. But the truth is, I already had it on my mind that I don’t want to work for anybody. You must have a blueprint of what you want to become even though the country has its own blueprint waiting for you.

“I was struggling. It wasn’t easy. There were a lot of distractions and it got to a point where I was suicidal. I attempted suicide three times. I think nobody has heard this part of me. That was when I realised that even I can’t take my life. I now believed that when you’re suicidal, your miracle is close. The devil doesn’t just want you to attain it. The closer you are to your destiny, the difficult the challenges. That was my story.”

He attributed his first major breakthrough in the comedy industry to his colleague, Ajebo.

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