Popular Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke-Faani, has finally revealed how mental illness runs in their linage, and it mostly affects only the female counterparts.
Acording to her, many had mocked her her because of her mental illness.
“Most of us ladies were broken on the inside and that’s how the crazy got in and got stuck,” she said.
She then goes on to narrate the pains she’s been through, including losing a child.
She said: “That baby died and I’m still so pained. Chidielebe, I’m sorry, we lost her. 18 years gone but I never forget. Many years later, the doctors slash my belly and pulled out four little humans.
“All of a sudden, I’m people’s mummy. How do I do that with mental illness?”
She then disclosed that her mother and grandmother were crazy and she fears her daughters will be.
The actress who has three daughters said: “I didn’t ask for this life, I was born with this. I got it from my mama. My mama was a crazy woman, she told me her mama too was crazy. She talked crazy and treated people crazy.
“Right now, here I am being a crazy little miss. My daughter will probably grow up and be a crazy little lady. But it won’t even matter because we’re all crazy.”
Chacha’s mental health issues were made public in 2020 when she accused her husband of domestic violence as she announced that she was leaving him. Later, she made a U-turn and claimed she was dealing with bipolar disorder.
However, this year, she returned to social media again to reveal she’s leaving her husband. She also hinted at abuse while announcing the end of her marriage.
Since then, she’s been speaking about her mental health struggles and how she sometimes gets destructive.
Watch her speak in the video below.