Popular Nigerian comedian, Anita Asuoha, popularly known as Real Warri Pikin, has revealed why she had to undergo weight loss surgery.
In a video she posted to her YouTube channel, she said that her husband encouraged her to have the weight loss surgery because it was negatively affecting her health.
She revealed that she suffered from a condition called atherosclerosis which is characterized by the thickening or hardening of the arteries. This condition caused her to have dizzy spells, breathlessness and joint pain, among others.
The comedian also noted that in 2017 she decided to shed her extra weight through exercise at the gym and a healthier diet, but it did not work. She also disclosed that January 2023 was a difficult period for her because of her health challenges due to her weight. Along the line, she also became depressed.
Real Warri Pikin stated that she made up her mind to opt for the surgery after much deliberation. She stressed that coming to the decision was the scariest and most challenging one for her.
On August 30, 2023, she posted a video on her verified Instagram page, showing what she looked like before and after the surgery, noting that she is much happier now. She also slammed people who criticised her for her choices, angrily urging them to try putting themselves in her shoes.
She said: “So na Ikechukwu now dey tell me to say I must do a weight loss surgery because he does not want to lose me. It was such a difficult time for me, This was like January 2023, I cried, I went back to the gym, I worked out, I ate right, eye go dey turn me because I no fit chop wetin I suppose to chop, it became a very difficult time for me, trying to make a decision to go on weight loss surgery so it could help me lose weight and be well.”
“And then I’m trying to do it naturally, everybody around me has made up their mind except me, it was such a difficult moment for me. At the end of the day, I just woke up one day and said ‘Baby I’m ready, let’s do this’ and I took the most difficult decision of my life, I went on weight loss surgery.”