Richard Ginika Izuora
Nigerian singer-songwriter, Tiwa Savage has revealed in a recent interview that she attempted suicide twice.
In the latest episode of BlackBox interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tiwa Savage, 40, spoke about her background, music career and motherhood.
During the session, she spoke about how she made attempts to end her life.
When I got to school, it was horrible and I had an accent. My first day I clearly cannot forget. I got to school late and my teacher couldn’t pronounce my name. She then asked why I was late to school and I said ‘sorry ma there was go slow.’ Everyone started laughing. I was teased so badly,” she said.
“They use to call me ‘African girl’ ‘Fufu’, ‘We heard your food smells badly’ it was so bad that I literally tried to kill myself two times. I was depressed and bullied. They would flush my hair down during lunch break. At some point, I use to have a police escort me to the bus. I wanted to bleach and started growing my hair. It was really terrible.”
The music star also talked about her family, especially her mum who she described as a very typical African parent living in London.