Popular Nigerian actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki has revealed the challenges he went through while growing up because of his height to the extent that he even considered committing suicide.
According to him, it all started after a doctor revealed to his mother that he was suffering from stunted growth when he was barely 9 years old. Since then, he began to contemplate committing suicide.
He revealed that he considered jumping off the third mainland bridge because of his condition and the humiliation he was subjected to daily.
He made these revelations in a recent interview where he said “Something happened when I was nine years and six months old. I remember the doctor saying to my mum; ‘Madam what he has is stunted growth’. That was when I started hearing about the words stunted growth and retarded growth.”
“I cried several times because I was bullied in school and even at home because I wasn’t growing properly. It got bad, there were times I thought of ending it all. Thank God I no grow for Lagos because third mainland bridge no far o (laughs)”.