How ‘unwanted pregnancy’ almost made me end my life – Actor Ayoola

Nigerian actor and singer, Ayoola Ayolola has recalled when he almost took his own life due to the fear of premature fatherhood.

The ‘The Men’s Club’ star said when he was informed that he was to have a baby, he immediately felt depressed and contemplated committing sxicide.

Ayoola, who spoke in an exclusive interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said he wasn’t prepared to be a father at the time.

How 'unwanted pregnancy' almost made me end my life - Actor Ayoola

He recounted how he tried causing an accident by crossing the road mindlessly so that he will get knocked down by a vehicle, but he was lucky to have only been brushed.

Reflecting on his past, Ayoola said looking at his son now he realised he would have deprived the boy of a dad and deeply regretted his action.

He said; “The time the pregnancy for my son came, I wasn’t prepared to be a father. I got depressed and almost took my life. I deliberately miscalculated while crossing the road so that I would be hit and the car just brushed me.

“I look at my son now and I’m like, ‘This is what I was about to miss? This is whose live I was about to destroy?’ This little boy would have been fatherless.”

In other news…

CorrectNG recalls that a Nigerian man went online to seek advice on behalf of his friend who made a shocking discovery just a month to his wedding.

He said his friend just learnt from his fiancee that she did abortion once in the past and he is considering calling off the wedding which is fixed for January 2, 2023.

The man reportedly took his wife-to-be for test and it was confirmed that she can still conceive, however, he is not sure if he should still move forward with the marriage plans.

She did the abortion in 2018 and he said he loves her but wants to know if he is making the right decision to still marry her.

The post reads; ”My guy was asking, his wedding is slated for 5th January and his wife to be just told him last week Saturday that she has had an abortion once. She’s a wife material tho, womb is intact too cos they when to a gynecologist to after she made the confession to check and run checks on her. She’s good.

But he was asking if I’d still carry on with the marriage if I was in his shoes. I told him I’ll bring to PSB and screenshot reactions of people. Abeg make PSB people put mouth take help my guy. He said he loves her and nothing has changed, this was something she did since 2018.”