Bimbo Ademoye has opened up about dealing with anxiety attacks as an actress.
In an interview with the Youtuber Hawa Magaji, Ademoye recalled how her esteem issues morphed into anxiety.
She hinted that her parent’s separation also contributed to her suffering low self-esteem from childhood.
The actress said “If I’m in a room with more than 10 people, I start to have an anxiety attack.”
“I think my social anxiety came from having a lot of esteem issues growing up, not being with my parents,” she said.
“I grew up with this thought in my head that nobody wanted to be around me.”
Ademoye said she would often rather be by herself than experience the hurt of dealing with people.
“I don’t really like human beings because I feel like they are full of shit based on my experience,” she said.
“Most times I love to be by myself. I’d rather not deal with the hurt that people tend to bring.
“I’d rather just be on my own and just be around the few people that I’ve given access to me.”
The actress said her dad has been a huge part of her journey into acting, helping her deal with anxiety.
“I’m still dealing with that even at this stage. That’s why I’m very close to my dad because [he] was very big on helping me with that. I wet the bed for a long time. I’m talking about SS2 and SS3. My dad laughed it off,” she said.
“[In] my first ever acting gig, they told me they were going to pay me N12,500 and they were going to pay me six months after shooting. My dad paid for my shooting budget of N50,000 during the shoot.”
Bimbo Ademoye has been featured in several movies since coming into the limelight in 2016.
She said she battled unique challenges while trying to crack into the industry despite her phobia.
“My first audition was in 2013 but I got my first feature film in 2014. I did a series in 2015,” she said.
“But the first feature film that I was sure wasn’t going to die in a hard drive; that I was sure was going to come out on a platform, shout-out to Iroko TV, was in 2016.
“I’m agoraphobic. If I’m in a room with more than 10 people, I start to have an anxiety attack. My heart is palpitating so badly. It sucks that my job puts me in that situation.”
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