Nigerian singer, Modupe Olateru-Olagbegi, known as Mo’Cheddah, has urged her enthusiasts to be helpful and more sensitive to people around them.
The singer who is now a mental health advocate posted about depression on her Instagram page on Wednesday, noting that the condition “is eating up the people you love the most.”
Her post reads, “Depression is vividly real. It’s there; it’s everywhere, It’s eating up the people you love the most. It’s slowly killing people while they live.
“Why do people commit suicide? It’s because they are exhausted. Their minds play tricks on them, and their bodies can feel it, so they believe it.
“Suicide seems to be the only way for a tired and depressed person. It’s the only way they think they will find peace.
“Sadly I know people keep saying ‘be nicer to people’, but that has nothing to do with a depressed person wanting to leave this world.
“The saddest part about suicide news is other suicidal people see it as bravery. You become jealous of someone that was ‘brave enough’ to do it.
“Want to know how you can help? Be more sensitive to people around you. Get them help immediately. Get professional help; not a long boring conversation about how life is hard for everyone. Depression is your brain failing you; like your heart or kidneys can.”
In 2021, she disclosed battling with breastfeeding and mental healthafter giving birth to her first child.
Meanwhile, family of South African rapper, Riky Rick, has confirmed the death of the rapper, after being reported to have committed suicide.
By Damilola Olufemi