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Nollywood Mourns: Late Actress Ada Ameh Battled Mental Issues

by Gloria Chisimdi

Ada Ameh, a Veteran Nollywood Actress popularly known as Emu in the Africa Magic Drama “The Johnson” died on Sunday.

The news of the actress’s death shocked fans and colleagues and was made public on Monday.

The late actress collapsed on Sunday night, and was rushed to the hospital. However, before approaching the hospital, she died on the way.

The actress was said to have battled depression and mental issues. Below is a breakdown of the actress life, pains, and mental issues.

Early Pregnancy

In a 2021 interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, the actress revealed that her peers introduced her to sex early. This led her to get pregnant at the early age of 13.

She said,

“It wasn’t my parents. I was influenced by my peers. They introduced me to ‘early sex’. One thing led to another, and I got pregnant.

“The most beautiful part is that, on my 15th birthday, my baby was barely five months old. I was marched out of the Barracks.”

Daughter’s Death

In October 2020, the late actress lost her 30+ plus aged daughter, Aladi Godgift. Aladi had died after an unsuccessful surgery in Abuja.

Ameh said, “One thing that was not easy for me was that I allowed my daughter to leave for Abuja. The day I made that mistake was the day I left her to leave the house. I’ve lived with that guilt all my life.” 

Mental Issues and Grief

In other words, in June 2022, the actress became open about her mental issues.

“Everything is going to be fine. I have an issue right now, and it’s taking my life. I will not die. We will get over it,” Ameh had said in a video on her Instagram page.

She said, “I was given a job, but I didn’t do the job because I had mental issues. Will people understand when you say you have mental issues? They won’t. They’re slamming me with a bill, suing me. It’s okay.”

In an interview, in July she opened up about the grief she has passed through. Though, it became worse after her Child’s death.

Ameh said, “I had depression, max depression. I’ve been depressed for some years, and it worsened when I lost my daughter in 2020. We practically grew up together. She was like my younger sister.” 

“I had lost three sisters before that time, and each had three children. I’ve lost three of my brothers and my father. So after mourning all these people, and then (I lost) my daughter.” 

She said, “When my daughter died, my world crumbled before me, and sometimes, I see myself crying for days.”

Late Actress Ada Ameh was born on May 15, 1974, in Ajegunle, Lagos. Below is a video of her Interview.

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