Nigerian music star Tiwa Savage has revealed that she tried to kill herself twice.
Tiwa Savage said in a Black Box interview with media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Monday that the incident happened while he was investigating in London.
The crofter ‘Koroba’ said she almost lost her life for being bullied as a black child in London.
She said her strong Nigerian accent mocked her by her classmates and that she had to get a police guard.
“I moved to London with my mum at the age of 10. I was so deceived. They used to call me ‘African girl’, ‘Foo foo’, ‘Your food smells’ and so on. It was horrible. It was so bad that I literally tried to kill myself twice. I was terribly depressed.
“I was oppressed; they walk my head down the toilet at lunchtime. Sometimes I had to take police with me because after school they would chase me on the bus.
“These were groups of girls, it was very bad. I wanted bleach to be lighter and I was growing my hair. The bullying went on for three or four years. “