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There Were Times I Thought Of Ending It All, Nollywood Actor, Aki, reveals



Nigerian actor Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki, one-half of the dynamic duo known as Aki and Pawpaw, has opened up on his mental health struggles over the years.

The actor, during a conversation with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Friday, talked about the battles with growth retardation and having suicidal thoughts.

Aki said, “Something happened to me when I was nine years, six months. I remember the doctor saying, ’Madam what he has is stunted growth. I saw another word, growth retardation.

“I was looking for how to pronounce the words. That was when I started hearing these two words, stunted and retarded growth.”

Aki admitted in the interview that he wanted to terminate his life when he realised he wasn’t developing as other kids did and that he was being bullied by friends, classmates, and even members of his family.

“While they were throwing all those tantrums, I cried several times. It got bad o! There were times I thought of ending it all.

“Thank God I no grow up for Lagos o! Third Mainland Bridge no far o”, he added on a lighter note as they laughed.

The actor also expressed gratitude to his parents, thanking his mother in particular for supporting him, although he noted that they never had the typical parent-child bond.

He said, “So, when I remember my mum’s input, how much she did to see us through, which would draw empathy, I’ll become emotional. I’ll want to call her and know how she’s doing. But you know that kind of relationship people have with their parents, I never had.”

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British Airways Flight Grounded in Lagos Due to Technical Fault



– British Airways flight delayed due to technical fault
– Passengers stranded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos
– Airline apologizes and re-accommodates passengers on other flights

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart for London from Lagos was delayed due to a technical fault, causing confusion and frustration among passengers.

The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, June 19, was eventually canceled after 1:00 am, leaving many stranded.

However, most passengers have been re-accommodated on other flights, while the remaining affected passengers have been lodged in a hotel with their meals catered for since Wednesday.

According to a passenger, the airline is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

The Regional Commercial Manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs. Tutu Otuyalo, confirmed the development and apologized for the delay.

“We have been in contact with our customers to apologize for the delay to their flight, caused by a technical issue with the aircraft,” she said. “The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do.”

In addition, Mrs. Otuyalo assured that the majority of customers have been re-accommodated on other flights, and the team is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

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Celeste Arantes, Mother of Brazilian Soccer Icon Pele, Dies at 101



– Celeste Arantes, Pele’s mother, passes away at 101
– Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, pays tribute to his grandmother
– Arantes taught Pele the value of love and peace from a young age

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has passed away at the age of 101, her family announced in a statement on Friday.

Accordingly, Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, took to social media to pay tribute to his grandmother, saying “Rest in peace, grandma” and sharing a heartfelt photo of them together.

Moreover, Arantes gave birth to Pele when she was just 17 years old and went on to have another son, Jair, who passed away in 2020.

In a tribute to his mother on her 100th birthday, Pele wrote on Instagram, “From a young age, she taught me the value of love and peace.”

Additionally, Pele shared three photos of them together at different stages in his life, showcasing their strong bond.



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