Mirabel Obi, a 100-level student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) who went viral for twerking, says she considered suicide after she was threatened with expulsion.
“At the moment I wasn’t even myself I was just thinking maybe I should just kill myself because I don’t even know my way around. I just had to pass the night in a person’s place; someone I don’t even have a connection with…the kind of thoughts I had in my head was that I should just take Sniper and die,” the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) student told MySchoolNews in a recent interview.
Ms Obi got into trouble on October 28 when she participated in a dancing competition for a cash prize of N30,000.
An official of the school who spotted her threatened to ensure she gets “expelled and prosecuted.”
Obi narrated her side of the story in an Instagram post over the weekend saying, “I have watched a lot of girls compete in the past and what they wore was nothing better than mine.”
The student said she was not expelled as rumoured.
“Twerking has nothing to with my academics because you can’t even make it to be a medical student in UNN without crossing 300 and above in ur JAMB. I am still very serious and I know how to balance my social/academic life.
“I wasn’t expelled, I repeat I was only harassed without being heard from (the authorities in question badged into my hostel and ransacked my properties),” she wrote.
Obi said she has faced humiliation since the incident and that she does not know how to associate freely anymore.