Kannywood actor Adam Zango has revealed that he suffered depression after separating from his wife, Sadiya Umar Chalawa.
Mr Zango, who had previously divorced three other women, had vowed not to remarry again shortly after the crash of his last marriage with Chalawa.
But speaking during an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored by Daily Trust Saturday, the movie star said the comments were made out of anger.
He also reveals that he is currently undergoing psychotherapy.
Speaking about other struggles, Mr Zango said that rifts with industry colleagues, family issues, and the deliberate twisting of his words have added to his woes.
He said, “I am one of those facing challenges in Kannywood; I suffered the most. If hundreds of people in this industry can say something, nothing will happen, but if I utter a word, some people will start misinterpreting me.
“So these things forced me to stay away a little. I had problems with some producers and actors in the industry. I also have problems with my family. These challenges worsened my situation to the extent that I lost focus. I don’t even do or think rightly.
“So instead of me to come online or physically and be misbehaving while depressed, I chose to stay away to recover before bouncing back to continue my activities.
“You know depression is an illness itself which needs a doctor. I have a doctor who counsels me, and this, coupled with prayers from my mother, fans, and myself, helped greatly in my quick recovery.”
Asked about possible reconciliation with his estranged wife, Mr Zango said, “We still haven’t reconciled, I learnt that she is even about to get married.”
He also said he would be getting married again to protect his dignity and that of his children.
“I have to get married to protect my dignity, that of my children and my mother, because now I am becoming a complete human being,” he said.
According to him, excessive use of social media was the reason he parted ways with his last wife.
He said he initially allowed her to use social media platforms for business purposes, but things took a turn for the worse.
He, however, said his emphasis in future marriages would be considering a woman’s family background, drawing on lessons learned from his past experiences.
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