Many were shocked when news surfaced that Tunji Balogun aka Teebillz tried to take his own life. This came due to his marital issues with then-wife Tiwa Savage. Before Tunji decided on taking his own life, he took to social media to share a series of posts hinting on his intention to take his own life at the Ikoyi-Lekki bridge in Lagos. Thankfully, he was rescued by some of his friends.
Nigerian rapper turned fashion designer Modupe-Oreoluwa Ola, aka Mo’Cheddah in an interview with DANG Network spoke on her battle with depression and suicidal thoughts back in 2018.
According to her
“The industry was hostile… I would be performing and they would turn off my microphone because the A-list artist doesn’t like me. I didn’t get it, I didn’t know there was hate… I never knew hate. How do I meet a legend and I kneel to say hi to her and she is like ‘Get off me’, a woman I have looked up to for years, the industry was hostile,” she stated?
Mocheddah continued sying; “I felt as I had failed, especially because I had thought that business will pick up. They had so much hate for me, they started bad-mouthing me to people, to companies, to producers, so I was kind of blacklisted, so you know all that time people were saying, where is Mo’Cheddah, nobody wanted to work with me because they hated me and they wanted to do everything in their power to ruin me and I felt God forsook me, sadness consumed me.
“I googled ”there is this darkness inside me” and I saw a lot of people had it, they were talking about depression. The only reason I did not kill myself, first I didn’t know how I will kill myself. I thought about it so many times… I thought of drowning myself in the 3rd Mainland Bridge, at times I wanted it to be quick, so I will be praying that God should just kill me.”
Rapper Eva Alordiah, took to her Instagram page on her 31st birthday to share her battle with depression adding that she attempted suicide as well. In her words;
“Apparentlyyyyyy!!!! This is what 31 looks like. It’s been a long walk to get here, from almost taking my own life to being here now, living my life with a single mission to help you live yours better. I am blessed indeed.
Use me as proof that you can overcome too. The next year is going to be ooooohhhh so good, I am excited about what we will accomplish together. Thank you for your sweetness, you have made me feel more alive!”
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