Cross, a housemate at the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show, says he attempted suicide twice some years ago.


The 31-year-old brought the revelation to light during his diary session with Biggie, the instructive voice behind the show, on Friday.

His comment had come after Biggie asked for his opinion on the mental health task he gave to the housemates.

The reality TV star, whose real name is Ikechukwu Sunday, described the experience as the darkest moment of his life.


He also appreciated God that he was able to overcome the urge to take his life on the two occasions.

“There was a period in my life when I wanted to commit suicide. It was a very dark moment but this was years ago. It was quite dark, about two twice” he said.

“Well, I give God all the glory because, at the end of the day, I survived it.”


Cross enjoined those battling similar experiences to seek help rather than keeping it to themselves.

Citing his experience, the Lagos-based fitness coach and entrepreneur, also said there is a need to dissipate more efforts to address mental health issues in the country.

“I think we need physicians in this country to be serious about the issue. Our parents are not really doing enough regarding talking to children to diagnose their mental health,” he added.


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