Exclusive: "Why I Buried Myself Alive For 24 Hours," Young C Moneygod Opens Up, Shares Experience

Exclusive: "Why I Buried Myself Alive For 24 Hours," Young C Moneygod Opens Up, Shares Experience

  • On Wednesday, May 8, a Nigerian youth embarked on a daring challenge to be buried alive for 24 hours
  • His 'crazy' challenge caught the attention of internet users across all social media platforms and resulted in his TikTok account of over 43k followers getting banned
  • In this exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh, the YouTuber bared it all about what inspired his challenge and the experience from it

Goodness Chijioke O, popularly known as Young C Moneygod, made headlines a few days ago when he, with support from friends, buried himself alive for 24 hours.

His action sparked mixed reactions, with many wondering what might have pushed a youth into doing such.

Nigerian man shares why he actually buried himself alive for 24 hours
Young C Moneygod said he buried himself alive for 24 hours to overcome fear. Photo Credit: Young C Entertainment, TikTok/@tochivibez
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In an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh, the 26-year-old answered all those questions. He also opened up about his experience in the coffin.

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Why Young C Moneygod buried himself alive

Speaking with YEN.com.gh, Young C Moneygod, who hails from Okohia in Isiala Mbano LGA, Imo State, said he buried himself alive for specific reasons, one of which was to profit from the virality of his challenge video. In his words:

"First, I did it for content creation sake for one of my platforms, “Young C Entertainment,” on YouTube. I wanted to grow my platform with the attention that would be gotten from the challenge. I did it to earn a living instead of indulging in fraud and other criminal activities. Hence, I was going to make some money from my platforms when I upload the video.
"I did it to overcome fear, telling myself I could do whatever I wanted to do, even if people tried to discourage me."

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Young C Moneygod's experience buried alive

When quizzed about his experience of being in a coffin for 24 hours, the YouTuber told YEN.com.gh he had mixed feelings. He described it as terrible and fun.

"The experience is terrible, fun and a kind of adventure too, but I won’t advise anyone to try it if they don’t have the necessary tools needed to embark on the journey."

Young C Moneygod hints at new challenges

The history and international studies graduate stated that the challenge taught him humans can't live without oxygen.

He expressed delight at ignoring his naysayers and hinted at future risky challenges but preferred not to let the cat out of the bag for fear of his ideas being stolen.

"My takeaway is that humans can not leave without oxygen, lolz. I am happy I followed my heart to take on this challenge, paying deaf ears to people's discouragements.

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"My name wouldn’t have been on the map just like it is right now."

Mr Beast was buried alive for seven days

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that American YouTuber James Stephen "Jimmy" Donaldson, aka Mr Beast, attempted to break his previous 50-hour record of being buried alive.

He was buried in a specially designed coffin with cameras and lights to monitor him throughout the challenge.

Mr Beast constructed 52 wells in Kenya to give remote communities clean drinking water.

Source: Legit.ng

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Berlinda Entsie (Copy Editor) Berlinda Entsie is a Copy Editor at YEN.com.gh. She has worked as a proofreader and editor since 2016. Berlinda has over 5 years' experience editing and writing for leading publications in Ghana. She previously worked with Graphic Communications Group LTD, Business Insider SSA and Pulse.com.gh. She obtained a B.A in English Studies from the Methodist University College in 2016 and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the GH Media School in 2019. Reach out to her via berlinda.entsie@yen.com.gh

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Cornerlis Affre (CA and Politics Editor) Cornerlis Kweku Affre is at present a Current Affairs Editor at Yen.com. He covers politics, business, and other current affairs. He has worked in various roles in the media space for at least 5 years. You can reach out to him at cornerlis.affre@yen.com.gh

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