Former Beauty Queen and Flavour’s baby mama, Anna Banner has opened up on being suicidal at some point in her life.
Opening up in a series of post on Instagram, Anna Banner wrote “For almost 6 years now, i have had sad birthday experiences…it was pretty frustrating but i was advised to always wear a smile to cover up the pain and sadness.
We don’t have it all figured out. I was suicidal at some point in my life, i never knew depression was real until i experienced it. It wasn’t pretty at all. I was ashamed of my body, some decisions i made, i lost my self confidence, i literally lost myself, i screamed silently for help but no one but God could hear me!
And yes we post beautiful pictures just to feel good sometimes. We post family perfect pictures to but we struggle to sleep at night! Behind the social media doors…I had a beautiful baby girl at 20 (unmarried, young and a school drop out) and 5 years later, i am a graduate. I thought about quitting school so many times….trust me i didn’t care anymore, it was too much for me to handle. mentally i was exhausted, at some point my daughter couldn’t recognise me, she called her GRANDMA MUMMY INSTEAD, i WAS SHATTERED…
My birthday this year is a huge reminder of how i have been able to pull through…i felt like I have been caged for almost 6 years of my life…”
Kemi Filani News recalls that the former model had to put her tertiary education on hold after she became pregnant for Flavour in 2014. After birthing the baby girl, Anna Banner Ebiere went back to school and now holds a second class upper division Bachelor of Arts in Rural development and Ecotourism.
Sharing photos from her graduation on Friday, Anna Banner wrote “IT CAN ONLY BE GOD!!”