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Comedian DesTalker Opens Up On Personal Battle Against Depression and Suicide Attempt



In a compelling and deeply personal revelation, Nigerian comedian DesTalker, formerly Oghenekowhoyan Onaibe Desmond, opens up about his turbulent journey from the depths of depression to the bright lights of comedy stardom.

DesTalker’s path wasn’t always paved with laughter; after graduating with a degree in Public Administration, he found himself grappling with unemployment, resorting to unconventional means to make ends meet as a commercial motorcyclist, known locally as an Okada rider.

Amid the relentless pressure from societal expectations and familial obligations, DesTalker found himself at the brink of despair, battling suicidal thoughts not once, but three times.

Yet, in the midst of darkness, DesTalker discovered a glimmer of hope, a belief that when you’re at your lowest, your miracle is just around the corner. His journey serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the unwavering determination needed to conquer life’s most formidable challenges.

Reflecting on his trials, DesTalker shares, “The devil doesn’t just want you to attain it. The closer you are to your destiny, the more difficult the challenges.” His story echoes a universal truth: that amidst adversity lies the potential for profound growth and transformation.

Today, DesTalker stands as a beacon of inspiration, proving that no matter how dire the circumstances may seem, there’s always a path forward towards a brighter tomorrow. From the humble beginnings of an Okada rider to the dazzling heights of comedy success, DesTalker’s journey is a reminder that with courage, perseverance, and faith, anything is possible.