News of Nollywood actress’s death came as a shock to Nigerians on Monday morning. According to The Nation, Ameh passed away in Warri, Delta state, at around 11 pm on Sunday, July 17, 2022, after suddenly collapsing.
Ameh was said to have been invited to Delta state by an oil company top shot and his family. According to anonymous sources, the actress was rushed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s hospital but sadly died before getting there.
The Nation notes that a number of Nollywood stars have since stormed the hospital to confirm her passing. The late actress had life quite cruel towards her having lost 8 family members including her death before giving up the ghost. In one of the last interviews she granted before her death, Ada Ameh noted that she’d thought she would be the next. On TVC with the good women of Your View, Ada Ameh spoke more about the traumas she’s gone through in recent years and offered advise to anyone who is currently suffering through it. Here’s what Ada said.
“You said recently that you had some mental issues? Is that correct? What’s that all about?”
Uhmmm, I had max depression. I’ve been depressed for some years and it became very worse when I lost my daughter in 2020. Sometimes I wake up and you know, we (me and my daughter) practically grew up together, I was 14 when I had her. So she was more like my younger sister. She was my friend, she was my best friend. I just saw my world crumble before me. I’d lost 3 of my sisters before that time and each of them had 3 children. I’d lost like 3 of my brothers, and my father. So after burying all these people then my daughter. Hmm. After my younger sister died in 2018, I thought I was going to be the next. But when my daughter died, my world crumbled before me. Sometimes I see myself, I could cry for days. I’ve been in and out of hospitals.
“Do you think the experience you’ve had can give you strength to help other people? Cuz this is an opportunity to help others who are going through it right now”
Definitely. I get DMs almost everyday. Some people say they want to commit suicide and I ask them why. After burying seven family members and my daughter joined, became the eighth of them, do you know what that means? I died a thousand times. So if I see anybody that going through it, one of the advice I would give to them first: talk to a doctor. Get professional help. I used to go to Calabar before now because you know Nigeria we’re very funny. When you say mental issue, they just assume that you’re running mad. It could be schizophrenia, it could be depression, and it could be anything. So I used to leave Lagos to Calabar to get medical attention until recently we got a doctor in Lagos. It was very messy, it was very bad. God just helped me.