Popular transgender person in Nigeria, Daniel Anthony Nsikan, often known as Jay Boogie, has said that he had problems after a botched cosmetic surgery and expressed a desire to die.
He said that as his health deteriorated, he needed daily dialysis in order to be able to urinate.
During a recent conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Jay Boogie said that he was also getting death threats on social media as a result of some of his buddies posting false photos of him in the hospital bed and lying about the fact that he was in need of money for a kidney transplant.
He said, “People that I thought were my friends came into the hospital and took pictures of me and sent to the bloggers. It was becoming so annoying that the bullying online was even too much. I was receiving death threats. People will come to my DM and be like, ‘You never still die?’ So, I decided to stay off the media for a while.
“I wasn’t the one that sent out my pictures on social media. It was my friends. I’m a discreet person. I don’t like flaunting things. I love living a low-key life. Because nobody cares about you. You should care about yourself.
“So, I mean, with the dramas going online, people bullying me saying, ‘How man go go do nyansh.’ Can you even imagine the mentality? Do you even see me as a man? This is something I want for myself. And I’m sure that if I were to be any of their siblings they won’t tell me that they won’t feel the pains I’m going through. I started going to dialysis every day just so I can pass out urine. My legs were swollen. The urine was very high. At that point, I was measuring my intake of water. Before I go for dialysis they will check my weight and I will be weighing 100 and something. Every day, I would be going for dialysis, they will be taking out my blood and all that. It was hurting that I sat down and said, ‘God abeg, I am just tired. I just want to go [die]. What am I even doing? Who send me to come do this nyansh sef?”
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