Nigerian musician commits suicide

Nigerian musician commits suicide

 

A young Nigerian musician identified as Olanrewaju Pelepele has reportedly committed suicide just several days after opening up about his struggle with depression.

 

About 10 days ago, this young Nigerian rapper and singer, Olanrewaju Pelepele shared an emotional video online talking about how depressed he was and his plans to take his own life.

 

At the time, he wasn’t taken seriously and now, he has made good on his promise and has taken his life.

 

Watch the video here:

 

 

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He was found stone-cold dead in his apartment on Friday, September 20th 2019.

 

His death stems from his long battle with depression and his inability to fully break into the Nigerian music industry despite 10years of hard work.

 

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Numerous Nigerians have taken to social media to sympathize with friends and family members of the singer.

 

Read some comments below:

 

In other news, the World Mental Health Day on October 10, the World Health Organization are drawing attention to the high rates of death by suicide worldwide, calling for more preventive action across all countries.

September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day, and to mark the occasion and spread awareness of the global suicide crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a campaign — called “40 seconds of action.” The campaign will culminate on October 10 — World Mental Health Day.

 

In 2019, the WHO decided that their focus would be on its prevention.

 

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