Nollywood actress Chacha Eke has admitted that as she grew older, she came to hate her mother intensely and even hoped for her demise.
She said that a mental illness “that switches your favorite to your least favorite” was to blame for her dislike of her mother.
The actress claimed that false revelations from so-called men of God who claimed to have seen visions of her mother plotting her death made her hatred of her mother even more virulent.
On Wednesday, Eke shared this information on her Instagram page as she celebrated her mother’s birthday.
“This is a video of me and my biological Mom,” she captioned a video she shared of herself and her mother. In my younger years, I had a deep love for her. She was and continues to be my closest friend.
However, as I grew older, I started to detest and grow a strong loathing for her. My bliss was reinforced by hallucinations and nightmares. After several manic episodes, many men of God sadly warned me that she was after my life.
So I started wishing for her death and saying disgusting things about her.
The actress expressed her gratitude for realizing while her mother was still alive that her animosity for her was a product of her mental illness.
Despite her battle with mental illness, she claimed, her mother managed to raise a “queen.”
She urged anyone with comparable illnesses to get medical attention.