Veteran Nollywood actor and producer, Segun Arinze, has revealed that he developed phobia for swimming when a boy tried to drown him in a river during his childhood.
The 54-year-old actor shared a video on his Instagram page on Wednesday from his swimming lessons, thanking popular businessman, Ned Nwoko – who is also the husband of actress Regina Daniels, on insisting he learns to swim.
“When I was a young boy I tried to learn swimming in Asaba Delta State and one boy tried to drown me when we got into a fight at the river where we used to play.” Segun wrote in Instagram.
“Ever since I had terrible phobia for swimming and ran away from any pool,” he added.
He also thanked fellow actor such as Fred Amaya, Belinda Effah, Oge Okoye and 2 others for being his co-learner and motivators.
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When i was a young boy i tried to learn swimming in Asaba Delta State and one boy tried to drown me when we got into a fight at the river where we used to play. Ever since i had terrible phobia for swimming and ran away from any pool. So you can imagine me trying the swimming ropes many years after when @princenednwoko insisted i overcome the phobia by being my instructor thank you Distinguished Sir. Omo no be small thing ooo 🤣🤣😂🤣see fear! Thanks to @fredoamata @belindaeffah @megastar_magazine @koffithaguru and my co-learner @ogeokoye for the motivations. It's never too late to learn. #swim #overcomefear