- While suicide is not a common response to unmanageable debt, it remains a leading cause of death in Nigeria
- The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has shared how he almost attempted suicide due to debt levels
- The monarch made this revelation at an event in Lagos state where he narrated how music saved him from committing suicide
Lagos state- The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Wednesday, December 22, narrated how he almost committed suicide but had a change of mind after listening to good music.
The monarch spoke about his unending love for music and its impact on his life so far.
He described music as a key component of human existence, an iconic cultural expression and the best endowment from God to humanity for all seasons, The Punch reports.
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Ooni Ogunwusi gave this narration while speaking at the opening session of the maiden edition of ‘Memorable Moments With Music’ at at The Muson Centre, Lagos, according to a statement from the palace on Wednesday.
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The monarch narrated that a loan he took to construct a building made him consider a suicide option.
“I had become very successful in the real estate sector at a very young age. I took a loan of N8 billion about 12 years ago to build high rise building which I had to pull down by myself when we were already on the 10th floor, and the money went down the drain."
The Ooni stated that he has taken it as part of the overall mission of the House of Oduduwa to establish a viable model of social cohesion.
I found solace in music, I almost committed suicide before I became king: Ooni of Ife talks on effects of song
Yoruba Nation: Ooni of Ife reveals what Buhari told him about Sunday Igboho
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Ooni recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari where he said he had spoken with the president regarding the continued detention of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic.
The monarch revealed that he informed the president that Igboho had rejected the advice offered him by the mnarchs who visited him.
Ooni said he explained to the president reasons behind the agitation being championed by Igboho.
I had her at 19: Ooni of Ife showered praises on daughter
In other news, Ooni of Ife showered praises on his eldest child, Princess Adeola.
The monarch revealed that he had her when he was 19 and they formed an unbroken bond.
The Yoruba king also posted rare throwback photos of himself and his princess and fans gushed over the snaps.