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Azziad Nasenya attempted suicide following viral fame

Radio personality and actress Azziad Nasenya recently revealed her harrowing experience with cyberbullying and contemplating suicide after her video to the “Utawezana” song by Femi One went viral, catapulting her into unexpected fame.

During an interview with Dr. Ofweneke on TV47, Nasenya candidly shared how the overwhelming cyberbullying led her to consider quitting social media and even to contemplate taking her own life. Living alone at the time, the sudden surge of attention and negative feedback caught her off guard, plunging her into a state of despair.

“The bullying was hectic so there’s this day I have never said this before. I was living on the 4th floor, that was my first house. I was living alone in this one bedroom, my mum was paying the rent, of course, not me,” the star shared.

She went on to say, “After the video went viral, that did not shock me coz I had done a couple of videos. A lot of people asked me how did you feel. It did not shock me because I had done videos that went viral before on Tiktok it was happening. So to me, I was just like ah it’s another one.”

Despite having experienced viral fame before on TikTok, the response to this particular video was profoundly different, escalating beyond her control. Nasenya described the swift change from receiving love and appreciation to facing intense cyberbullying, driving her to tears and solitary moments of contemplating suicide from her apartment balcony.

“It was different, people knew me so it escalated. People were sharing it, and I was like okay cool nice. so it was all love and then before you know it, boom. It changed and I’m like okay what is happening? It changed after a day or a day and a half. I remember I was crying. It was terrible, I’m alone it’s in the middle of a lockdown. I, literally went to my balcony and I was like um is this where God you let me go” she said about a decision she was ready to make,” Nasenya narrated.

The toll of incessant bullying took its toll, causing her to question why harmless fun in creating dance videos had resulted in such vehement negativity and distress. She expressed disbelief that her passion had incited such a backlash, leading to her darkest moment.

“I thought about it because I’m like I’m just a teenager I was just doing what I love doing for the past one year, what do you mean someone is mad because I danced? I did not hurt anyone I was just having fun, so that was my lowest moment,” she continued.

In her vulnerable state, Nasenya acknowledged the pivotal role of her support system, crediting her team, friends, and management for being her pillars during this challenging period. Their unwavering presence and immediate intervention provided her with the strength to navigate through the tumultuous times.

The popular TikToker emphasized the need for compassion and understanding, highlighting the damaging impact of online hate and the importance of supporting individuals faced with sudden, overwhelming attention.