Ubi Franklin Talks Past Struggle With Cyberbullies
Nigerian showbiz mogul, Ubi Franklin, says his past experience with cyberbullies almost pushed him into depression.
The 36-year-old music manager took to his Twitter page to open up on his mental health while commenting on the case of Izu Madubueze, a Nigerian who committed suicide after sexual assault allegations.
Franklin had earlier shared stories about his previous suicidal thoughts in a mental health class, stating that no one not even himself was immune to depression.
In his recent Twitter thread, the music manager recounted how those who haunted him on social media platforms, especially Instagram, over his marital problems, got him depressed over the last two years.
He also narrated how he was able to pull through his challenges.
“I got bullied so much on Instagram in the last two years that I started getting depressed again. I told myself,’Ubi, who are these talking about you? Do you know them or their families?,’” Franklin wrote.
“Everyone has something they’re hiding and won’t tell the public. But they go on social media to bully others of things they also have done or their parents, brothers, sisters, and friends have done.
“Why bother yourself with people who contribute nothing to your life? Are you the first to have a failed marriage, to have kids from 4 different women? Have you learned from your past?
“Then came the big question, How can you do better? So I started using my platform to speak against the mistakes I have made in life that I feel can be avoided by someone watching…
“Social media is full of controlled narratives, things that don’t make social media that I know are many. Do married men come on social media to say they have multiple girlfriends?
“Do married women come on social media to have a side guy? Do all the big girls on social media tell how they made money to live the lives that you are depressed about? Stop bullying people.”
Describing cyberbullying as a pandemic, Franklin said many would judge others and forget their own realities.
While speaking on Izu’s case, he reiterated that suicide shouldn’t be an option.
“When you see people’s struggles and you judge them, forgetting how horrible you are in your own controlled reality; how you can’t feed; how you sleep with married men to make money,” he added.
“Or how your parents stole from the government to send you to school. Before you criticize people, check yourself. Suicide is never an option. I am here today because I know there is got to be more.”