BEVERLY HILLS, February 24, (THEWILL) – Popular TV host and Nollywood actress, Nancy Isime, says she lost her mother at the age of five and almost attempted suicide as a child.
She disclosed this in an interview with BBC Pidgin where she narrated her struggles as a teenage girl.
Nancy recounted: “I lost my mum at five. I didn’t really have a smooth childhood. I suffered from depression and attempted my first suicide in childhood. It was actually the only but I was able to go through all that and I’m still here today.”
“Some people had time to grow through life but I had to mature in time. Losing your mum at the age of five, you’re exposed to a lot of things you’re not supposed to experience. I started working at the age of 17.
“I worked as an usher at events. From there, I started modeling. Some of the things I did, I didn’t expect would get me to where I’m today, I was trying to save money here and there to exit the country and start working abroad.”
Talking more about mental health, she stated that she sometimes felt discouraged due to the state of affairs in Nigeria.
She added: “As much as Nigeria is, there are still opportunities. Sometimes I get tired of seeing what is going on with the government. I call myself a mental health advocate because I preach it.
“I’m a staunch believer in meditation, I work out as much as I can and I go for therapy, which I just began not long ago. For someone like me who acts, hosts events, it takes a lot out of me. I act in series, TV, and cinema.”