How serious debt inspired me to start comedy – Real Warri Pikin

Nigerian comedienne and skit-maker, Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha, popularly known as Real Warri Pikin, has opened up on how her suicidal attempt due to huge debt made her venture into comedy.

The mother-of-three, speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said she was using her situation to motivate others who are going through similar challenges.

It may be recalled that she contemplated suicide several times between 2017/2018 because of a serious debt she and her husband, Ikechukwu were owing.

Real Warri Pikin, who adopted a girl named Stella, noted that starting comedy helped her heal from the trauma.

She recounted how she used to give debtors advise not to take their lives because even the govt is in debt.

She said; “All the videos wey I dey do that time, no be comedy to make people laugh o, na to motivate people say, Area! Even though you dey owe debt, no worry, Federal government dey owe debt.

“No kill yourself. Take one step at a time. Problems must come.

“I think those things helped me heal like things wey I supposed to myself I go come dey tell [others]. Then I never pay the debt finish o. I go still go cry, come do video.

“Maybe God made me went through what I went through because [He wanted me to be here].”

Real Warri Pikin further said people have been sharing testimonies of how her motivation talks stopped others from committing suicide.