Veteran Actor, Chinedu ‘Aki’ Ikedieze Opens Up On Stunted Growth Challenge
Prominent Nigerian actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly called Aki, has opened up about how he considered taking his life because of his stunted growth.
The comic act, in a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, recalled the challenges he faced while growing up due to the diagnosis.
Ikedieze said he became disturbed after he heard the doctor inform his mum of his condition and thought of ending his life due to the bullying from other children, because he was not growing normally.
The 45-year-old Nollywood star also added that he was grateful to his mother for standing by him through those hard times.
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 the words, stunted 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,” he added.