Actor John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu has spoken out about how he contemplated suicide in the past to escape poverty.
The comic actor told Punch that in the past while he was a struggling actor he had no place to lay his head, and had to displace some dogs sleeping under a lorry.
He said, “I cleaned the place and was able to get some cartons which I used to do a tent. In the course of cleaning the place, I realised that it was dogs that used to sleep there at night but I had no choice. One night, about 30 dogs were barking so no one could sleep so I had to move my cartons to another location.
“While I was changing my bearing, I saw some people gathering. I hid my cartons, went close to the place and saw that it was a movie audition. I saw some of my friends there like Pete Edochie, and a friend called Sandra Ezeh… I followed her; beside, all I needed then was food. I was so hungry at the time that it began to affect my eye sight.”