Why I Asked God To Take My Life- Adekunle Gold

Why I Asked God To Take My Life- Adekunle Gold

Popular Nigerian musician, Adekunle Gold has shared his reason for asking God to take his life when he was 20.

The 35 year old musician made this disclosure in a lengthy letter to his fans , on Friday, July 15, where he recounted all he passed through for being born with Sickle Cell Anemia.

7B3E1563 AB83 45DC BE57 1FF1CD480819

He wrote:

”I was born with sickle cell disease. It was life and death , it was physical, mental, financial, you name it and I went through it all. It was tough, painful and frustrating. I lived with a sickness no one around me understood , I lived with restriction all my childhood.

The nights were painful and lonely , nights that no one could help me get through . It was just me, God and my mind. The pains and shivers were unbearable. They always came in the night, when my family had no means to transport me to a hospital. We simply couldn’t afford the constant hospital bills so I had no choice but to endure the pain.

Living with sickle cell is far from living a normal life. One of the most intense crisis I had was at the age of 20. I remember laying in my bed in the middle of the night asking for an end to it all. I begged God to take my life away because I couldn’t understand what I did to deserve the pain my body and mind was under.

As usual with sickle crisis after some days , the pain subsided and God asked me; “ That end you begged me for , do you still want it?” Of course I said no and that’s when everything changed for me. That’s when I realized that I had been given another opportunity to live my dreams and to show those that mocked me that sickle anemia was never going to end me , that it was never going to hold me back from my dreams and aspirations.

My body caves in once in a while, some symptoms come back but what this diseases has taught me is resilience. Sickle cell anemia gave me hope, made me tough , gave me the discipline I needed to be who I am today , built my character. I mean I went through a whole 5 weeks of back to back performance and didn’t fall sick.”

CA718556 4965 4BDD BA56 D1EA138A88D0

AF9B35CF 6A90 4781 958F 5ED040A14DC1

4EC5D5D9 EF52 4BA9 B9A5 412E7A9D7AFF

A79370F2 A3D0 4896 A3A9 80FCEDBACD10

mp3 button

Subscribe to MX TV

Do you find Morexlusive useful? Click here to give us five stars rating!

Leave a Comment