Award-winning Nigerian musician, Adekunle Gold has disclosed how he overcame a tough battle with the sickle cell crisis.
The singer who recently dropped a new single titled “5 Star” divulged to his fans the things he went through while battling sickle cell disease especially while growing up.
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 restrictions all my childhood.”
He also disclosed how sickle cell disease prevented him from participating in most minor child play like going out in the rain, and the fact that he lost friends who didn’t want to associate with him because they thought he was going to inflict them with the disease.
“One of the most intense crises 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 were 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 cell anemia was never going to end me, that it was never going to hold me back from my dreams and aspirations.”
I’m sharing my testimony with you Tosin because I hope that you can find strength in my truth. Some ailments hold us back but I’m thankful this hasn’t. I want to encourage you in whatever it is you’re going through, know that there is hope. You are strong and you must not give up. YOU CAN DO THIS!
Victory lies at the end for you just as it did for me.He also wrote about how he was praying hard to God to end it all for him at the age of 20.