WHY ARE SOME NIGERIAN ENTERTAINERS DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL?
‘..my advice to today’s entertainers that still spend twice faster than the rate their income comes in without having a proper future plan, you are prone to running twice faster into hopelessness when there’s a halt to your cash flow and when the industry moves ahead of you..‘- @sesanadeniji
Finding the right way to explain myself without sounding like a psychotherapist is one that has eluded me for months since I came to terms with the fact that I will be sharing this issue. To be sincere, at this point I will just have to say things the way it comes to me. The rate at which this issue is becoming consistent in the system is alarming. Why are some of our entertainers becoming so depressed to the point they are not just quitting the industry but themselves? Their depression is leading them to actions that are suicidal.
Maybe before you are done reading this piece, some entertainer may be at the tipping edge of plunging into deep gloominess or at a cross road of doing something really drastic. The situation these days is even made worse with the presence of social media. Everyone’s got an opinion. The same fans that once cheer them are now boo-boys/girls. Back in the days, these entertainers have places to hide but today’s children of social media are brutal; they are channeling their anger through terrible comment that are contributing to entertainers’ sadness. Although we have not had any high profile cases but as a journalist that shared deep conversations with some of these guys, things are worse than it seems on the face value.
In an industry that reads like an unending success story, how can we have issues like these? To be candid, several entertainers who have splashed cash out like there’s no tomorrow, those who fail to prepare for their future and evolve with the system are running into financial crisis. Not to leave out those who constantly put out their relationship matters are battling with emotional meltdown. Some are so broke to the point that they are finding it hard to feed while others are emotionally shattered. When the pains get beyond the level some can control, they take the last route to escape by flying out of the country to go start all over again. So my advice to entertainers today that still spend twice faster than the rate their income comes in without having a proper future plan, you are prone to running twice faster into hopelessness when there’s a halt to your cash flow and when the industry moves ahead of you.
– Sesan Adeniji
Culled from the latest edition of Mystreetz Magazine( Blackmagic edition )