In September, Olawale Ojo, who gained the sixth version of the MTN Project Fame in 2013 shared his grace to grass story when he spoke to Tope Delano on how he bacame a cab driver regardless of profitable certainly one of the greatest expertise hunt exhibits in the nation. (Learn HERE)
Now, he is shared an open letter on dealing with depression and the way he realised he actually wants to communicate with a professional.
In his phrases, ‘ I now realize I should finally talk to an actual professional therapist to help deal with the pains of the previous so as to keep away from “the Lagoon” and put together for the future’.
Learn his piece under…
I nonetheless cannot make sense of it. At my lowest level, I gave an unfiltered interview and talked brazenly about my state of affairs.
Like many individuals in Nigeria, issues have been dire. To make it worse, given my earlier achievements, few would’ve anticipated it.
This spontaneous second of vulnerability truly sparked one thing creatively and professionally. I have been creating a few of my greatest work which very quickly I can share with the world.
Cash nonetheless no dey. However I dey see am round the nook. What’s the lesson in all of this?
There’s hope in vulnerability.
There isn’t a disgrace in your state of affairs, it doesn’t matter what it’s.
You do not want to learn the newspaper to realize that persons are struggling. You see it in the streets. Hear it from your folks. And even your loved ones.
You witness your self, or an in depth relative or associates retreat alone to the fringe of the Lagoon.
And in Nigeria the place saving face is Rule #1. We endure alone. We do not let individuals into our lives as a result of they could see the cracks which can be current. We overlook that the extra people who be a part of us in pounding the yam, the quicker we get to eat. We tie our self price, our confidence, our happiness to our state of affairs. And pile on self-shaming.
And for some individuals, they cross over into the realm of depression. And sadly some individuals take the mortal choice to drown in that Lagoon.
As I stated earlier, there may be hope in vulnerability. I’m proof of it.
So when you’re on this state of affairs, I implore you, discover somebody trusted, hopefully somebody skilled or extraordinarily skilled to counsel. And permit your self to be susceptible to them. Share your worse, your darkest of ideas, your happiest of moments. I promise you, you can be higher for it.
Mockingly, I’ve basically gone via remedy classes in public the previous few months. I now realize I should finally talk to an actual professional therapist to help deal with the pains of the previous so as to keep away from “the Lagoon” and put together for the future.
When you can afford it, I recommend you do the similar. If you cannot, please refer to the assets under.
You could have gone via some shit. You is perhaps at present going via some shit. And since we’re in Nigeria in 2018, the shit is perhaps ghastly. Please do not endure alone. Heed my recommendation. Talk to a professional in a non-public setting.
I additionally acquired many messages from people who have been touched by my story. Folks that pushed ahead due to my selecting to be susceptible. I’ve realized I share extra of my story and life.
I additionally realize that social media might be not the most wholesome place to try this. I need to share my ideas, my life, my ups, and my downs. And never fear about it going viral. Only for my few loyal followers, and anybody else who cares sufficient to let me into their inbox.
In order for you to, be at liberty to subscribe by way of e mail right here (olawale.astro.ng/signup). And please, these might be largely private ideas. Do not republish the emails.
To wrap up, thanks to all of you who confirmed assist, who reached out, and supported me. God bless you.
On the professional entrance, I’m dedicated to being Olawale. I do not want to be Wizkid or Davido. I do not want supermodel followers (although I will not protest).
I’m dedicated to making music that my followers can vibe to and God keen, make a good and trustworthy loving from it.