Veteran Nigerian actor, Segun Arinze has revealed his fear of swimming after he was almost drowned in a river by his friends after they had gone swimming as children.
According to him, since that bitter childhood experience, he had always shied away from any form of swimming for obvious reasons.
In order to help him overcome his fear, his friend, Regina Daniels’ husband, Prince Ned Nwoko advised him to embrace swimming again, offering to be his coach.
Making the disclosure on Instagram, Arinze wrote, “When I was a young boy I tried to learn swimming in Asaba Delta State and one boy tried to drown me when we got into a fight at the river where we used to play. Ever since I had terrible phobia for swimming and ran away from any pool.
So you can imagine me trying the swimming ropes many years after when @princenednwoko insisted I overcome the phobia by being my instructor thank you Distinguished Sir. Omo no be small thing ooo 🤣🤣😂🤣see fear! Thanks to @fredoamata @belindaeffah @megastar_magazine @koffithaguru and my co-learner @ogeokoye for the motivations. It’s never too late to learn. #swim #overcomefear”